Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began by cracking open the student's ACT prep manual and examining sections on logarithms, equations, inequalities, imaginary numbers, and geometry. I also provided some general ACT strategic tips. The student seems to know what to do as long as he can remember or be told where to start. Since no one will be able to tell him where to start on the test day, though, next time we should work on ways to improve his mathematical memory so he can get himself started on every problem."
"Review of practice test taken during the time between our last session and today. Evaluation of student's scoring potential. Extra review focusing on percent and function problems (math) and quote inference questions (reading). Student received score of 720 on Reading, 670 on Math, and 730 on Writing."
"The student has a pretty good grasp of the topics so far, but needs to work a bit more on applying the various formulas to the word problems. Today we worked on free fall and ballistic problems, where essentially the task is to determine the time first, and then either range in x or ascent in y, or both. We also worked on a practical problem of parachute design. We have sort of a "double use of the air resistance" plan for overlapping parachutes where the undershoot is perforated to allow some of the slowed air to again act on overshoot. They are square in shape but overlap to form an overall octagon. The requirement for the assignment is obviously linked to dimensional analysis of the price of the materials, areas, lengths, etc."
"We had an hour tutoring session. We practiced -ar verb forms and definitions. We did his homework from Ch. 2. We practiced the question words and common questions. He is improving and remembering some of the verb forms without having to look at the chart. No concerns, everything went well."
"We used a new book this time and covered all the math concepts that had not been covered in the previous one. Then, we did sample problems to practice each concept."
"We practiced their vocab for their spelling test this week via iPad and also verbal exercises. They are both improving greatly! I've been especially happy to see the student's confidence level improving. It's fantastic!"