Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was the Student 1's last session before his test. In our short time together, we have already cleared up some big concepts - he is now much more adept at alternating between decimals, percentages, and fractions, as well as determining area vs perimeter of quadrilaterals and finding mode, median, mean, and range of a given data set. We've also assessed his scores in verbal and reading, which continue to be strong. I think his ISEE score will adequately reflect his knowledge. Student 2 is having an easier time with algebra and is getting better at staying focused on the problem. He has been solving the algebra equations that I've been setting up for him, and he has become much more confident in his answers."
"Today was our last session before the student's test. I wanted to make sure we finished up with the verbal section since that's where he had the most trouble. He did have a problem with the material today, but we worked through it slowly together. We made sure to look up word roots and try to find word definitions from their roots. Then we worked on sentence completions. We worked on trying to solve the sentence without using the provided choices, then looking for an answer choice that would best fit in. We finished with some math, as he wanted to work on some equation manipulations and some percent problems. Then we talked about test strategy. I suggested that he look over the word root list a few more times - not to memorize it, but just to familiarize himself with it, because you never know what might jump out at you on the test. We discussed strategies for the essay as well. I hope he does well on the test. He's been a great student to work with and I think he has great potential . In the future, I think his best bet is to find some books he loves to read, because that will make increasing his vocabulary a lot easier than trying to learn all new words before a test."
"We covered math, mostly the quantitative section, with algebra and some work with coordinate planes. The student struggled with math he hadn't covered in class already, such as with formulas he had not yet been introduced to. He expressed interest in doing some reading sections on his own before our session tomorrow."
"We continued to work on paragraph scrambles, which the student has never done before, but which he is proving more than capable of mastering. After that, we covered some basics of square roots and geometry involving circles. Next week, we will do a deep dive into square root rules and formulas for geometry. I assigned the student extensive homework for the next week."
"We covered a good amount of critical reading, particularly natural science passages and history. Then we went over square roots, exponents, logarithms, and interest rates (compound and simple interest). The student needed some work to brush up on exponents, but was able to complete many problems correctly, based on formulas and basic rules. We will continue to work on factoring and square roots next week. I gave her a website of SAT flashcards that might be useful to build up her vocabulary."
"We covered a multitude of math concepts, rate, probability, radicals, and more. We went over practice problems that I gave him. He was eager to learn as usual. Some of the math concepts were a bit of a struggle, but he got them after a while. He just needs some more practice. I gave him specific formulas and strategies for the math problems. I left him with some homework and will be sending him some practice problems."