EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE TUTORINGPRIVATE TUTORING PROCESS
GETTING STARTED: THE CONSULTATION AND GOAL ASSESSMENT
- When we speak, I’ll need to find out as much about your child as possible.
- Academic strengths and weaknesses
- Social strengths and weaknesses
- General strengths and weaknesses
- Testing experiences
- Scores (PSAT or previous ACT scores)
- Where they want to attend (if you already know)
- Non-academic factors that can contribute to admissions
The more I know about your child, and what you’re aiming to accomplish, the more effective I’ll be. On our phone meeting (which your child should attend), I will have a very clear plan of action we will take to get your child their goals. In some cases, students need minimal work with me, while in other cases students need a very intensive plan.
Either way, I expect that if you are on the phone with me that you will be decisive and take the exact course-of-action that is suggested. Your budget will be taken-in-mind, but please have all financial decision makers on the call.
Once we have our consultation, I’ll meet with your child. Students must come to their first session with me with a full-length ACT already taken. I provide students with a diagnostic if they do not have the test information release from either December, April, or June testing sessions. Although little to no ACT content will be taught in the first session, students will be walked through everything they need to know to be successful in the program and I will get to see their strengths and weaknesses on the actual test.
All sessions take place over online video conferencing. I’ve found that my students always get better results online than they do in person. Aside from the convenience of online instruction, students are also forced to “self-integrate” their lessons. In other words, they are forced to use their own brain-power to articulate and interpret the lessons they have had with me. This leads to greater retention.
During the first few sessions, I’ll get to know as much about your child as possible. I’ll make sure they are utilizing the given tools effectively. I’ll launch into the most essential content for all four sections of the exam, focusing on the areas areas of strength first, and then areas of weakness. I’ll also teach your child the most advanced overall ACT strategies, leading to greater confidence with and speed on the exam as a whole.
Generally, I like to meet with my students 3-4 times before our next round of diagnostic testing. This gives us enough time to go over all the key strategies, build a rapport, and set the stage for future progress. From here, we’ll launch into corrections and mindset.
Anyone can teach content, but few can change mindsets.
Corrections and Mindset:
After my first few sessions with your child, I’ll have him/her take another timed, graded diagnostic test.
From here, I will start to dig deeply into their fears about the test. We will know each other well enough for me to get them to uncover their deep dears about the ACT, college admissions, college, social life, future success, future happiness, and anything else that could be preventing their highest score.
This process is very individualized and can often be the catalyst for huge score increases! From this new awareness, we dive even more deeply into the rest of the program!