Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked through two more sections of the student's quant comp book, absolute value and fractions and decimals. He has a couple more quant comp sections, and then I will have him take another practice test and see how he has progressed."
"We reviewed test-taking strategies and time management tips. We went over 20 sample test questions and covered a variety of math concepts. The student was very receptive and eager to learn. The student mainly struggled with rust from not touching math material and standardized tests in a while. I recommended that the student review fractions, percentages, triangles, and circles for homework."
"We went over arithmetic and geometric sequences/series. We reviewed the formulas involved and the different sets of information that can be given to solve different questions. We reviewed a little on parallel lines and angles formed by an intersecting line. We then began reviewing a bit on geometry and will have more of a comprehensive review next time."
"Main areas of concern going forward: writing (practice alone will help make the time limit more manageable) and logical inference questions in reading. The student said that certain types of passages seem more "straightforward" than others. Doing process of elimination consistently on reading will make his life easier. In math, the only thing we hadn't covered is the normal distribution; we started it today, but could use more work next session. Not too big a concern, but I wanted to at least cover it. Most mistakes were very simple, and easily avoidable with a bit of care. Many verbal ones are too, but a consistent approach to reading questions will also help."
"She and I spent the entire time going through percentage problems. For one reason or another, this is an area that she is having specific trouble with. We went through a variety of iterations of these, and as the session went on, she definitely showed significant improvement."
"She has clearly done a lot of practice since we last met. She's more confident, and she showed that she knew which strategies she is more comfortable with. We then worked on problems that had challenged her while practicing and also new problems. I've noticed that more often than not, she is only off by one operation symbol or one step if she's missed a problem, and I think continuing to move forward confidently will help her the most."