Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered various Geometry subtopics and I asked the student to review the Algebra packet and to do the second practice quiz from that packet for next time."
"On Monday, the student and I agreed that we should spend Wednesday finishing up the first critical reading section that we started, work through/grade another section of critical reading, and then work through/grade a section of writing. For homework, we decided that she should answer the essay prompt at the beginning of this SAT practice test and that we would evaluate it when we met on Friday. She told me that she generally receives a score of around 4 on her essays, so I think a few improvements in structure and content/examples would probably help raise her score even higher. Even though we've only met twice, I've noticed that she has already started implementing some of the test-taking strategies that we talked about. She's doing a much better job eliminating answers that she knows are wrong, and she is being more careful about checking back with the text/sample passages when answering questions. As before, I encouraged her to continue working on her vocabulary words for the SAT."
"In this session, the student and I began by discussing the practice test she took for homework. Next, we began working on the essay section. She learned new strategies for choosing examples and structuring her essay. After this, we continued working on the grammar multiple choice. We reviewed improving sentences problems and completed a number of practice problems, and she learned new strategies for identifying sentence errors. In our next session we will continue working on the essay and grammar multiple choice. If time allows, we will also begin working on passage-based reading. For homework, she will compile her list of 8-10 examples for the essay section and research each example; write a timed practice essay using the prompt in practice test #5; and complete the rest of practice test #5, untimed, with the exception of the passage-based reading."