Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"My sixth GMAT tutoring session with the student went well. She has scheduled her GMAT exam for May 3. She started her practice exam on the weekend and completed the writing, integrated reasoning, and quantitative sections. She had concerns about each of the sections, so we addressed them one at a time. We started with the writing section. I outlined strategies to craft the analysis of an argument essay, including selecting three assumptions in the passage that need support and using a five-paragraph structure to write the essay. Next we looked at the integrated reasoning questions. Similar to reading comprehension, I suggested that she read the data presented, then read the question, and finally return to the data to find the answer to the question. We then moved to the problem solving section and focused on questions with tables or diagrams that were similar to the questions found in the integrated reasoning section of the exam. We also went over questions involving triangles and circles, and I referred her to the corresponding sections of the math review. I again encouraged her to take the questions step by step instead of rushing through them; this way, she can increase her chance of finding the correct answer. For our next session, she will review the integrated reasoning question. She will also complete the verbal section of her practice exam and work on additional problem solving and data sufficiency questions."
"Tonight we reviewed a few questions that the student had on her homework. We also went through the verbal strategy and completed an overview of critical reasoning."
"The student and I covered challenging math problems in both the data sufficiency section and problem solving section of the GMAT. I encouraged him to take a practice test to assess his current scoring potential. Overall, he has a strong mathematical foundation. I also covered strategic guessing strategies on the more complex problems found in the data sufficiency section of the GMAT."