Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session showed marked improvements in the student's coursework and confidence. She knows all her materials, however I feel that she rushes through exercises and ends up making mistakes. I am very confident that she will perform well in the entry exams. I set up a schedule of full scale practice exam so that she gets her endurance and her time management in an exam simulation. This way we will have her ready before the exam."
"We finished up grading practice test #5 as a sort of final tune-up before the students' SAT test date this Saturday. With the completion of the test, the first student received a 560 on math, 520 on verbal, and 610 on writing, leading to a total score of 1690, an increase of 150 from her first practice test about a month ago. The second student received a 440 on math, 440 on verbal and 610 on writing, leading to a total score of 1490, an increase of 50 from her first practice test a month ago. The third student received a 520 on math, 540 on verbal, and 730 on writing, leading to a total score of 1790, an increase of 130 from her first practice test. These results are very encouraging, as it's showing definitive improvement from their first attempts at the SAT since starting test prep about 2 months ago. I believe they still have room to grow some more, but for the time being, they are very well-prepared for their first SAT. The final meeting on Thursday will be mostly going over test-taking strategies and other tips for the actual test day."
"During the week, the student worked through two sections of a practice test and then checked her answers. We reviewed some of the problems she got wrong. I recommended some very specific strategies for annotating the reading passage that she should implement in practice this week. We went through a set of 18 practice Sentence Improvement problems online. Her "intuition" for sentence meanings is fairly strong. I encourage her to work on improving her vocabulary to do even better in this section. At the end of the session we reviewed some vocabulary cards. I also recommend that she attempt to take a full practice test, including the essay portion."