Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was primarily focused on reviewing and reinforcing issues of time. As always we began with vocabulary and homework. The vocabulary work seemed to be a big step forward this time, and this was great to see! After reviewing the homework, we continued the work of dealing with the time limit. In a controlled environment with me playing the exam "proctor"ù, we worked through the timing exercise with a section of practice problems and a practice essay. I think we are making good progress on this issue, but I plan to continue exploring this work in the future."
"We covered math basic concepts and did almost all of the practice problems at the end of the section. He is left with vocabulary including a new web site for review."
"We spent the final session before the student's SAT reviewing the math questions with the highest difficulty. She feels confident for her test."
"The student and I had a great session. He had done better on math and reading, but not as well on writing. When we reviewed math and reading, he knew the answer to the majority of the questions, and was able to solve them without assistance. He really needed help on the writing, especially in regards to redundancy questions. We will continue to work on this. Overall, the session was productive."
"The student and I had our first session today and focused entirely on the Math section of the SAT. I'm just getting to know him, and this session was a way for us to get a better read on one another and for me to begin to understand how he works. He likes to get through problems quickly. He doesn't like to not know how to do something -- but thankfully, he's up on his math and most of the core concepts come easily to him."
"The student and I had some make-up work to do on the SAT, and this session was devoted to precisely that. As we'd done mostly Reading and Writing last time, I opted to have us work on Math this time. We went through the workbook, trying to work problems that ran the gamut of algebraic, geometric, and word-based problems. Overall, she did well -- no minor mistakes or errant calculations -- though she could still benefit from some basic qualitative knowledge to function as a foundation for the actual number crunching. To that end, I helped her find such a cheat sheet online, one that was specifically geared to the new SAT. I'm going to focus on getting her to memorize these rules -- for Reading, Writing, and Math alike -- over the next couple sessions."