Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's English timed test section, finished up the Reading passages from last time, and practiced some of the Math. It's great how after one tutoring session, the student increased his English score, and the best news is yet to come: he can definitely increase his English score more once he uses direct verb tense over passive verb tense. By practicing his Reading skills, focusing on only the relevant points of the passage based on the specific question, he can also concurrently improve his English "reading-based" answers. I am still increasing his math aptitude in Trigonometry and Geometry, but the student is a fast learner, so he will not have too much trouble. He excels in data and graph-based math. I'm also trying to help him do more mental math, since it's sometimes faster to write out the thought process instead of typing it into the calculator."
"The student took a practice math and science section since our last session. I started the session with a review of binomial expansion, which the student had a question about last time. She did several practice problems, and she was able to recall the process of using Pascal's triangle. We also discussed imaginary numbers, the equation for a circle, the number of diagonals in a polygon, the distance formula, and finding the greatest common factor. In science, the student missed a few questions involving graph and data interpretation, but her understanding was strong overall. Before our next session, she will finish the math section that we started together and take additional science and English sections."
"This was my first session with the student, so today I spent just trying to get a feel for her abilities and what areas on the ACT we should work on most. She had taken a practice ACT and scored lowest on the English portion, so we spent the first hour on this section and the second hour on math. On the English section, she did struggle to identify many of the errors, but with me talking her through it she could usually come to the right answer. I think we'll spend an hour each time on this section to help her gain confidence and familiarity with these types of problems. For math, she seemed to understand the types of problems well, I think the main issue will be recognizing them on the test itself. For homework, she is going to do two passages in the reading section, making notes in the book explaining her reasoning and identifying dependent clauses. For math, the first thing I want her to do is to memorize the multiplication tables. We will meet again on Thursday."