Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I began the session by asking some getting to know you questions about the student and also by introducing myself. Next, we discussed the basic format of the test and the types of questions. We started reviewing some general test-taking strategies, such as process of elimination and questions with All But, Except, or Not formats. We spent time covering some math concepts. Next, we started doing a practice test together. We did 5 reading passages and a few vocabulary questions, then some math questions. She worked hard and had great attention during the entire session. She is very friendly and easy to work with. She did quite well with the practice questions that we have done so far."
"I met with the student this morning, and we continued to work on the practice test. I was happy to hear that he had done some reading comp between sessions, and we went over those first thing. We then went all the way to 50 on the math test, and I assigned him the last ten (the most difficult ones) as homework. We then were able to get one full English passage and one full science passage done. I feel like he's really taking to a lot of the strategies we've discussed, and I am beginning to see real improvement over all sections of the test."
"In math, we reviewed ratios and proportions, finding the percent of a number, and multiplying and dividing fractions. We also reviewed reading comprehension. The student had a bit of a difficult time with the math concepts. I showed him how to calculate the missing number to complete the ratio by cross-multiplying. In addition, the concept of calculating the percent of a number was new to him, so I emphasized changing the percent to a decimal and multiplying it the number. Once he did a few practice problems, he was able to complete some on his own. For reading, I had him read a complex historical fiction passage. For him to comprehend the passage, I had him explain what was read after each paragraph. He still has a positive attitude and is open to learning."
"The student and I worked on several examples on how to make assumptions for different types of flow problems in transport phenomena. Examples included problems using rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Assumptions were made based on the fluid geometry."
"Today we finished the last precalculus diagnostic exam. We made it through all of them, and I was able to show the student how to do every problem that she had problems with. We are now moving into the basics of calculus, in order to better prepare her for her upcoming class."
"We reviewed the format and his previous scores on the ACT. We talked about test strategies and things he could do differently next time to improve his score. We also went through the science section and discussed reading and test taking strategies for him to score higher on this section next time."