Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I started out the session by watching as the student took a diagnostics test. We then went over the test question by question to see her thought process when she was taking the test. One thing she needed work on most was reading through the questions really carefully. I gave her a section about special triangles to go over in her SAT prep book, as well as 11 drills to have done for next time on geometry for the SAT."
"We spent most of the session discussing the student's physics homework. He continues to work with kinematics, but he has begun using equations instead of graphs. I actually think that this was a good way to present the material as it should enhance general understanding instead of just having people plugging and chugging. The student has a good understanding of the material. We finished the session by completing a practice science section from the ACT. The science section is somewhat different from the other sections in that it is mostly a test of your ability to read graphs and make logical conclusions and extensions. The student did fairly well on this section."
"We then reviewed two math sections that the student completed for homework. He shows good grasp of the content. I then assigned him two writing sections and we will review this next time as we prepare for his upcoming exam."
"The student and I had a good session. She had taken a practice test and did well on most of the sections. I assigned her more work in the prep book so that she can practice all the sections she needs help with."
"The student and I had a good session. We talked a little about his dream schools and his ideal scores. We spent time working on graphing and conversion of quadratic functions. We worked on solving complex systems of equations and intersecting graphs. We also discussed the typical trap of question phrasing, and he fell into a trap right after which helped him to be aware for future problems. He struggled a little with factoring when 'a' does not equal 1, but after practice he understood the concepts and was able to apply it. He said he felt as though he had learned a lot. Overall, a good session."
"The student and I had a great session today! Following our practice with Writing multiple choice last week, I had her do an SAT practice test for the other sections. She scored a 730 in Math (amazing!) and a 340/400 on Reading. She finished her essay in great time, and I'll read it so we can edit it together next week."