Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the ACT English section. We did several passages together. He then did several timed sections. After finishing, we reviewed them together. The English section and the Science section are his best ACT subjects."
"We practiced some ACT Math problems together. The student doesn't have any issue solving easier problems. He knows about every formula or theory needed to solve each problem, but needs a little practice to remind him."
"I began today's session by discussing the student's goals for the exam. She told me about how her main issue is retaining information that she had previously learned. I emphasized how important practice and repetition are in order to do well. We focused primarily on geometry today. She needed help on several sections so I created a "cheat sheet" for her to memorize, went through many problems step by step, and assigned several sections from her book to complete and review. Confidence seems to be a big issue for her, but more often than not, when I told her to trust her answers/ thought process, she would get the answer correct. There is definitely much work to be done but if she is diligent with her assignments, her scores will improve greatly. I plan to review some basic algebra with her next session."
"Today, we practiced Reading-type problems to increase the student's speed and efficiency in reading for content, making inferences, and drawing conclusions. He felt that since this is his weakest area, repeated practice like this is the most helpful way to improve his performance."
"Today, we recapped on goals and deadlines for college applications and SAT scores and testing. We then continued working with the second essay and began talking about the 3rd essay. While working on the second essay, I asked the student to replace areas in the essay that were telling rather than functioning in a way that would show and evoke emotion and imagery. We plan to finish both essays before school starts."
"Today, we reviewed evolution, genetics (including Mendel and his laws), population genetics (like Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium), speciation, variations in traits, and a little bit of ecology. The students did well!"