Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started our session by reading parts of chapter 3 in the ACT book about the science section. We read about the three formats in the test: Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoint. We then read through the strategies for taking the science section. The tips that were the most helpful for her were "develop a problem-solving method"ù and "think about how you can use the information in tables"ù (such as sketching a graph). We then did a timed science section from a practice test and reviewed the answers she got wrong. She said this was the highest she has scored on a timed practice science section. We spent the last 30 minutes finishing the math section we started last session."
"We worked on many different topics this session. Some of them included geometry, point-slope formula, coordinate grids, number sequences and secant/ tangent lines. I encouraged him to attempt each problem without any of my help and he did well on some of them, but my guidance was needed on a few of the harder problems."
"I had the student start by writing an essay. I gave her 25 minutes and then we went over it together. I had her read each paragraph back to me and recognize where there was room for improvement. She identified sentences that needed strengthening and has very high standards for her writing. She mainly needs to strengthen her conclusions (which she is very conscious of) and connecting her ideas clearly. She would also like to make her thesis statements more elegant and less blunt. We did some critical reading problems and went over those as well. I am sure that she will continue to improve in her writing and critical reading skills as she prepares for the test."