Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Our session went very well. She is consistently a pleasure to work with. Overall, her scores are still showing signs of improvement. Today, we focused on reading in order to shore up her rising scores. I look forward to continuing with our next session!"
"The student completed the reading section I asked her to do last night, and it was much better than the practice section we did together yesterday. It seems that she might need to focus more on math, and I recommended a book that has many foundational worksheets that I think will help her build her skills significantly. I asked her to do a math section and an essay (if time permits) for tomorrow."
"The student and I covered the math and grammar sections of the SAT. We completed a math and half of a grammar sections together. We are making progress on the grammar section of the test, and I asked him to review the grammar chapter in the beginning of the book and complete a section for homework. He needs to internalize the "rules" in order to improve. We have a little bit of work to do on the math section. With more practice, he will begin to learn all of the types of problems and how to solve them. I assigned him a math section for homework. We are going to pick back up with reading as well when we meet again in two weeks."
"The student and I continued our work on essays, reading, and math. I had him write an essay with time restrictions to mimic the testing environment, and he did a good job of taking a stand and providing evidence. We then looked at some reading passages, again focusing on the general approach to the passages and what sorts of questions to think about that will help with the test questions. Finally, we looked at math, briefly discussing some questions he had done for homework."
"The student and I covered SSAT Reading today. We did all sorts of questions: inference, main idea, detail, and tone. We looked at fiction and humanities passages today. He is to continue on to complete practice tests in math and reading online. We'll meet again in a few weeks."
"The student and I did more vocabulary words. She is remembering ones we learned and is using her knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, and roots to try to figure out those she doesn't know. We also did analogies. She does slightly better at them when she writes out a sentence showing the relationship. Even without the sentences, though, her ability to determine the relationships has improved."