Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is progressing slowly in math but has a better grasp of what will be asked of him on the test."
"Today was our first session. The student brought his score report from his last SAT. We first talked about how he felt while taking the test, about the SAT prep class he took, and about the study materials he was using. I suggested that with the test coming up so soon, the best strategy would be to work through many practice problems for each section to identify the areas that are most challenging, and then focus on those topics. We decided first to work on writing, and we used one of the diagnostic tests from the test prep website as practice. As we went through, we identified difficult subjects, including parts of sentences, comma rules, subject-verb agreement, appositives, comparatives and superlatives, and misplaced modifiers. After the practice test, I went over each topic in detail with him. I asked him to take another diagnostic test for writing on his own and see if he has improved. I also asked him to take a second test on a different or more specific subject so that we could go over it during our next meeting. I intend to use practice problems for each sub-test to identify challenging areas and then teach those topics specifically."
"The student was asked to solve ACT diagnostic tests provided by me. We went through all the incorrect questions and I explained the concepts. The student needs to practice primarily with inequalities, factoring polynomials and nested functions. I also reviewed the homework from last time and taught how to compute the volume of sphere and word problems related to that. I have assigned him Chapter 7, Chapter 10 and Chapter 12 for homework from his text book. I will also ask him to take some more online tests."