Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"My fifth GMAT tutoring session with the student went well. We started by reviewing the assigned questions that the student had trouble with in the Problem Solving section of the GMAT guide. These questions involved averages, square roots, factoring, arithmetic and triangles. He identified that he has difficulty translating word problems into equations with numbers, but once he writes the numbers on paper, he can answer the question correctly. We then moved to the Data Sufficiency section and reviewed the assigned questions that the student had trouble with, which involved algebra, arithmetic, and geometry. He expressed that geometry is still challenging for him, but he can move through the questions more quickly now that he knows more of the standard formulas and common right triangle ratios. We also discussed overall strategies for exam day, including taking breaks, drinking water, eating snacks when possible and taking your best guess on questions that would otherwise take too much time to complete. For our next tutoring session, the student will complete practice questions in the Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency sections of the GMAT guide."
"Talked about the integrated reasoning and essay sections. Reviewed briefly some drills from last time. Dispensed general test taking advice."
"The student and I finished our review of basic arithmetic concepts. I encouraged her to practice and have a good hold of the exponent and root concepts, as well as prime factorization. We then turned to algebra. We did a number of plugging in questions before turning to substantive algebra, which we will continue next session."