Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, the student and I continued to work through math problems from the online diagnostic tools and the released practice exams. We will return to writing in later sessions and touch again briefly on critical reading shortly before his testing date, so that the CR section is not completely foreign to him. Repetition seems to be an effective and necessary activity for instilling core math concepts in his mind, and many have begun to solidify. I am pleased with his progress.."
"During our final session together, the student and I focused on completing additional practice question sets for all SAT subject areas. She reported feeling much more confident about the areas which she had previously found the most difficult. I noted that her process-of-elimination and inferential reasoning skills seemed to have increased significantly, especially in the Reading section. We also spent a moderate amount of time discussing the Essay section in more depth. The student had completed two sample essays since our previous session, so I reviewed these to get a clearer sense of how she was coming along in her timed essay-writing skills. After reading both essays, I concluded that her organizational skills were strong, and her examples were relevant and well-described, but she seemed to struggle with responding to the specific issue raised by the prompt. I praised her use of knowledgeable examples of current events, but cautioned her to be clear about the expectations of the prompt. She agreed and said she would try additional practice with essay questions in the days leading up to the test."
"The student and I finished up some of the remaining sections of the new PSAT practice exam. We finished Reading and Writing, and finished the calculator free portion of the Math section. She did extremely well on the reading and writing, not missing a single question in either section. On the Math section, she missed a couple of the more difficult questions, which we reviewed. Overall, she is doing very well with her test prep."