Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did a full length practice test over the weekend, which we graded and reviewed. She showed improvement in most sections, specifically in reading, where she saw a four point improvement. We began looking at the science section as well."
"Today, we focused on a crash course for tomorrow's test, focusing primarily on Science. This is where she struggles a bit with timing. We did a timed reading section and she got a 35 with 5 minutes left over. Finally, we reviewed a few math concepts and covered general test-day advice."
"Today the student and I focused on the writing section. This is an area to pick up easy points; grammar doesn't change and doesn't require any calculating. Also, it is easy to create a formula for writing a solid essay, using pre-write techniques. I assigned him to identify a Science, History, Biography, and Literature pre-write example. He selected several of each, and was strongest in History. We will continue narrowing down to one or two from each category. We reviewed the qualities of a '6' essay vs a '4' essay, and then I challenged him to write an essay within the time limit. We reviewed his essay together. Next week, Math!"