Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed slope formula, finding X- and y- intercept, properties of exponents, and rational numbers. Completed lesson on coordinate geometry (rigid transformations, translations, congruency). The student scored 5/5 on practice problems. Completed 9th grade analogy sentences. Finished 2 SSAT reading comprehension passages and questions. Will complete questions for second reading at next meeting. Discussed student's novel of choice (character study, vocabulary building). The student has read to page 65. She will complete 2 additional diagnostics prior to next meeting."
"The quantitative and part of the reading section were reviewed. The student scored a 725 on the quantitative, well above the median for his grade level (75th Percentile). As for the reading, he is learning how to eliminate wrong answers and understand the main idea. I am very confident in his math skills and expect him to do well in that section."
"The student and I began by working on the essay writing portion of the test. He had no trouble meeting the time constraint, but we spoke at length about digging deeper emotionally and finding the answer to "why" for the given prompt. We discussed outlining, structure, and vocabulary; we also talked about avoiding repetition and finding a flow in his sentence writing. I had him summarize the most recent three chapters in To Kill a Mockingbird, which he remembered fairly well. He will read two more chapters for Wednesday and write another essay."
"The student and I began our session with a discussion of analogies, looking at a whole section's worth of questions. Overall, he has a good grasp on the analogies, but we do have a little bit more to discuss about them. We then looked at math and worked on how to create simple equations to help answer questions, specifically word problems. I think he is fairly well situated in math, but he can still avoid overcomplicating some problems by getting to the heart of what the question is asking."
"The student and I concluded our lesson on the equation of a line. He demonstrated that he has an understanding of how to form the equation of a line. We touched on lines with 0 slopes and undefined slopes and what they mean. We discussed how to find the slope of lines that are parallel and perpendicular to an already established line. We moved on to talking about patterns. He did very well with this subject. The last subject we touched on was exponents."
"The student and I continued SSAT review during our session today. I started by quizzing him on several of his vocabulary and word root flashcards. He did get several of them correct. After this, we began going over geometry for the math section. We reviewed plane geometry, such as intersecting lines, planes, and vertical angle theorem. We spent a lot of time on properties of triangles, since he missed those questions on the diagnostic test. He did about 12 practice questions for triangle questions and solving for angles. After this, we went back to verbal for the last half hour, and he made more flashcards for positive and negative roots. At the end of the session, he did several online practice questions for Latin and Greek root synonyms."