Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I went over her science and reading tests from the last practice test that she took. She got a 27 overall on that test. We're still aiming for a 28 or 29. She increased her science score to a 28, her English score to a 27, her math score to a 26, and her reading score to a 28. I still think that she can do much better in math than what she scored so we are focusing on that and English for our next meeting."
"The student has the SAT exam coming up on May 5th, so we spent time going over the Mathematics section of the exam. Some of the problem types we focused on were percent change, averages, and distance/rate. More importantly we focused on strategies, including when to backsolve and when work through the algebra. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 1st and then again on Thursday, May 3rd."
"Today the student and I reviewed the Chekhov play and the Malory excerpts. He had not read the Malory, so I had him read it during the session. He was able to summarize both pieces fairly well. After we discussed the readings, he was able to answer questions about them."
"The student and I went over the rest of the practice test that I had sent her for last session, and also started going over her SAT Practice Test #1. We did not finish going over her test but will pick up where we left off during our next session. She did not complete the essay with this practice test. I asked that she complete it before our next session and, recommended that she do the essay portion of her future practice tests together with the rest of the test, to get the most accurate reflection of her score. I also asked her to take Practice Test #2 before our next session."
"The student and I reviewed parabolic functions and functions of the quadratic family, vertex, line of symmetry, graphing parabolic functions from the vertex form of the equation, and finding the vertex from a standard form of a quadratic equation."
"Today we reviewed for her history quiz on Thursday and also reviewed her history homework. She remembered all the study skills we'd reviewed on Monday and used them in her lesson. I am confident that if she uses these to review for her quiz on Wednesday she will do well. Going forward, I expect to focus on how she can use the evidence and facts she is provided with to create cohesive arguments to link things together into her brain and to enhance critical thinking. I see a lot of promise!"