Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started with the English section today. We covered the major grammar mistakes tested in this section. I assigned the English section in the practice test that I sent the student, to be completed before our next session."
"The student took the English and math sections of a practice ACT. We reviewed several questions, especially those regarding comma usage, systems of equations, and trigonometry. She did well."
"Today we went over test strategies for English and Reading in addition to going over practice problem sets so that the student could put into practice the strategies that she had learned. It was a good session."
"Today the student and I worked on ACT Reading. First, we practiced another "paired passages" reading passage. Then we worked on several other timed ACT Reading passages. The reading section is really coming along; his timing continues to improve every time. He often makes small mistakes from misreading the question or the answer choices, so it's very important that he focus on the wording of the question. Next time I would like to start by working on ACT Science."
"Today the student and I worked on the science and English sections of the ACT in her ACT prep book. She wanted to focus on the science section because she felt that science is her weakest section, so we worked through the whole science section so that I could see how much she knew. She struggled somewhat in this section, but she definitely has the ability to get better. I was able to explain things to her and she was able to follow my explanations. She did much better on the one English section that we worked on. We will continue to work on the science section so that she can get better at it."
"Today was my first session with this student. We reviewed his contact information, goals, and previous test experience. Then I worked with him on some example problems to show him the difference between "school math" and "test math." We will be doing all subjects, but he is academically strong in math, so we began with this. We did a small number of sample problems together, and it seems that his math content skills are strong. I think he has the potential to do very well on the math section with some coaching on how to approach the problems in a test-appropriate way."