Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"SAT math. Doing a lot of problems will help. I will give him extra questions to do during the weekend in a timed situation."
"The student and I talked about strategies for the reading and math sections, and worked on developing her sources for the essay question."
"We read, summarized, and analyzed three different reading passages. I assigned the student a persuasive essay for homework."
"In today's session, the student and I reviewed the writing and language strategies we have been discussing over the past week, and applied this to several sample questions on an educational website. We particularly focused on independent clause linkage, comma and colon usage, and development. Lastly, we reviewed systems of equations (as addressed in our last session) and worked through a higher-difficulty question. We concluded our session with a discussion of scatterplots and their essential components (line of best fit, regression equation, and correlation). I've instructed the student to complete half of a math section and a full writing and language section from a practice test prior to our next session. Keep up the great work!"
"My second GED tutoring session with the student went well. He read a book from the library to build more familiarity with different writing styles. We started the session by working on some sentence correction questions in his prep GED guide. Even though he did not answer all of the questions correctly, he did move at a quicker pace than previously, and he used the process of elimination techniques that I had showed him in our previous sessions.Then, we moved to the Analyzing Nonfiction and Informational Text section in the guide and discussed how to compose an essay. He read the passage, took notes, answered the corresponding questions in the guide, and created an outline for the essay based on the prompt. For our next tutoring session, he will complete a GED essay using the preparation and outlining methods we discussed."
"One of the things we covered in this session was focusing on precise definitions of vocabulary words and making hypotheses about whether or not they would work in the passage. This strategy is very relevant, especially to the reading comprehension portion of SAT. For example, if choice A is to be true, then I expect an outcome along the lines of X to be presented as evidence in the passage. I think the student has a great understanding of this strategy. We also discussed a few basic grammar rules to keep in mind for the language portion of the SAT. The student did not have any major concepts that she seemed to struggle with; I just recommend expanding her knowledge of vocabulary. I will look online to see what books I can recommend for her to read. Overall, she seemed to understand the strategies that I presented really well and really quickly. I enjoyed tutoring her and will be looking forward to our future sessions."