Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started with some of his practice essays and fixed some basic errors, but also discussed strategies for organization. We also worked on some sentence correction issues which he needed help with. We will meet one more time before his test."
"My third GMAT tutoring session with this student went well. We focused on reviewing the questions he had difficulty with in the Sentence Correction section of the GMAT Verbal Review 2nd edition. The student answered most of the questions correctly and got down to two choices on each question. Though he performed well, he still had concerns about how to use specific words in sentences. I encouraged him to focus on the question in front of him and not necessarily apply word rules to other sentences, since a word can change meaning depending on the word's placement in different sentences. We then discussed strategies for approaching Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning questions, including briefly summarizing paragraphs, developing answers in your own words, and eliminating answer choices one at a time. For our next session, he will complete questions in the Reading Comprehension section of the guide to the GMAT."
"The student mostly wants to focus on math. I gave her a quick run-down of all the grammar concepts tested on the assessment and all the types of Critical Reasoning questions. Then, we went over her answers to the verbal portion of a practice test and did additional practice for these question types."
"The student and I reviewed preparation strategy for the coming weeks, emphasizing the need to develop a schedule and block time for specific activities based on relative strengths. The student did a couple of critical reasoning practice tests."
"In this tutoring session, I covered numerous GMAT math problems that involved the concepts of number properties. I reviewed, in detail, the complex nature of these questions types. In addition, I covered advanced strategies for guessing on tougher data sufficiency problems. Overall, the student has improved her ability to grasp the more difficult math concepts found within the GMAT exam. Lastly, she must now practice to improve her stamina and pacing during the actual exam."
"The student took a practice test for homework and increased his quantitative score. We discussed how he can break complex, difficult passages up and make notes on his scratch paper to help translate challenging information. For the session, we worked on statistical questions. I reminded him to identify the concept for every question, for example, the average is total/quantity, the area of a circle is pi radius squared, etc. His homework is to focus on shorter drills of mixed type and difficulty."