Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through several math sets tonight. We concentrated on probability, sets, sequences, and Venn diagrams. We will meet again tomorrow and look at more math."
"Today, we covered (in no particular order): percent increase/decrease with price, main idea/primary purpose, inferences (continued), and probability."
"We discussed more test taking strategies and practiced questions under timed conditions. We reviewed questions that the student found difficult on her own and discussed how to choose answers carefully for tough questions and when it is appropriate to skip a question. The student had written an essay which I reviewed with her in great detail, relating the corrections to her writing to similar issues focused on in the writing multiple choice questions. I think the student had a better understanding of how to structure her essay and what embellishments could potentially reward her with extra points."
"We began by reviewing the student's homework. She correctly recited the equation for both a circle and a parabola, and then we reviewed the no calculator section. During this review, it became clear that negatives are a common issue, so we reviewed the basics of these, and I advised being especially careful in problems involving negatives. Furthermore, she has not studied Trig yet, so I introduced SohCahToa: what it means and how to use it. We finished class with a short timed section, which was completely free of little mistakes. Today, I saw multiple instances of marked improvement. It was a great class."
"We began covering SAT topics. We worked through the SAT prep packet and completed the first 3 pages of non-calculator and the first 3 pages of the calculator section. We used this session as a basis to see what the student recalls and discussed her reviewing her math notes as extra practice and coming to our next session with questions."
"We began our session by going over her practice SAT and starting the student on her first Reading Diagnostic quiz. We went over her answers. Then, the student and I completed another Reading passage together, so she could see the best strategies to answer the questions. Next, we worked on the Writing Diagnostic quizzes and a few practice problems. As of right now, I believe Reading will need the most work out of all of the areas of the SAT. For homework, I suggest she complete the last Diagnostic quiz in the Reading/Writing section and work on the syntax practice problems, as those are the ones she struggled with the most. I look forward to continuing working with the student until her SAT!"