Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She is doing really well; she has improved incredibly from where she started. She answered 18 out of 24 questions in one of the reading sections, and she got every one of them correct, including answering all of the sentence completions correctly. Her vocabulary and math skills have improved markedly since we started. She was able to answer the most difficult math questions with minimal assistance. I am extremely proud of how she is doing."
"We reviewed the student's math homework. She made a few errors with the Pythagorean theorem so we reviewed. We then began our review of English. We discussed the rules for use of apostrophes, commas, colons, dashes, and semicolons. We also went over various verb moods and the use of the subjunctive in particular. She completed a full English section. Next time she will do a timed session and we will review her math homework that was assigned today."
"Today we went over Exam 8 in the student's SAT review book. Then we practiced SAT problems involving diagrams not drawn to scale and word problems that describe pictures. We also went over common errors that students make on SAT problems."
"The student and I went over questions about domain and range of functions. She was not very familiar with functions, so we introduced and rehashed quite a few topics today. She understands what domain and range refer to and is able to work through the problems strategically. This week, she should review the rules we went over today until she has them memorized and practice plugging values into quadratic functions."
"The student and I went over some math problems she had trouble with. She had also written an essay for homework that was very well done. We then did some reading passages today and practiced how to brainstorm for writing essays. Her homework is to start studying the vocab in her SSAT book. I told her to do 10 words a day. Her vocab is already great, but this will help beef it up even more."
"The student and I went over the essay section, as well as some practice grammar and reading problems. She had some trouble with the format, so I gave her a clear format to follow, and had her redo the essays. On Friday, we'll go over essays some more, and also do some more drills on grammar."