Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I walked through the different sections of the ACT and talked about the types of questions on each section and the breakdown of time. He practiced writing an essay and we talked about ways to improve it. He also practiced some of the difficult math questions at the end of the section and did well."
"The student and I reviewed for the ACT by adding on to the knowledge and strategies he use for the SAT. We went over the ACT science section, practiced trigonometry, and discussed and outlined ACT essays."
"The student will be taking the ACT tomorrow morning. In order to review, I had her go through a practice math section. As she went through, we made a list of formulas to memorize for the exam, such as the distance formula, midpoint formula, combinations, permutations, and the equation for a diagonal. She understands all the concepts."
"The student did very well today. He is a fast learner. We went over his past tests and identified some of the concepts that had tripped him up. The good news is that he has a solid grasp of the material and was able to grasp his mistakes and the correct solutions. I'm confident he will improve quickly with additional practice. I encouraged him to look over his tests once more to reinforce the material we covered. In the future, it will be ideal for us to stay ahead of the syllabus, so that the class lectures reinforce material that he is already familiar with."
"We went over 2 quizzes and a test; the areas the student had questions on. He did very well on them, and he was happy with what we have gone over. We discussed cells in detail and the functioning of certain organelles. Then, moved on to metabolism and the P-cycle and energy and thermodynamics in overview. We will meet again next week."
"The student and I continued to work on ACT Science and Reading timing today. We agreed that for reading, he will try reading the first and last paragraphs and the first sentence of each paragraph in between. In both reading and science, I think it's important that he makes sure he knows what the question is asking and what each answer choice says. He's very good at answering the questions when he knows what they're saying, but he often feels rushed and makes simple mistakes. Slowing himself down a little bit should be helpful on both sections. In science, he should make sure he knows which figure he is referring to, and should read all the relevant information on all the figures. He should stay calm and be confident--he's very prepared and intelligent!"