Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a very productive session. We went over the diagnostic test and then outlined a plan for our next session. At home, the student will finish going over the diagnostic test and then create a list of formulae to memorize. When we meet next Monday, we will go over her list and address any problem areas that she flagged on her diagnostic test. We will then begin working through a study book in preparation for the exam she plans to take in April."
"We covered prime factoring, probability, sequences, and other topics we covered in other sessions. The student was, once again, positive and fun to work with. I left her with a study plan for our next session and what to do in between. The student was having trouble with probability, but she improved greatly throughout and came to understand the concepts."
"Today we had our first session. The student was assigned chapters 6 and 7 in the Math Workbook. She had enough completed of chapter 7 for us to work on today, and she will complete the rest and at least start chapter 8 as well for next time, making sure to mark any questions she has questions on. We are working on slowing down her pacing for the time being. Next time we will continue with the Quantitative portion of the GRE material, but she will also be working on some vocabulary flash cards independently."
"The student and I worked on various problems related to mathematics. In order next session, we will shift focus to the verbal reasoning section after addressing permutation and combination problem types."
"We worked in the review book for the GRE. The area that gave her the most trouble was trig. I encouraged her to memorize the special triangles, so that she could compute and work through problems with more efficiency, and that will be her homework for this week."
"We worked through a practice quantitative section of the GRE. The student struggled most with the problems that are traditionally most difficult; ones that require multiple, sequential steps to arrive at the correct answer. Her attitude was great as always, she is determined to continue improving. I encouraged her to work through a practice section or two untimed, taking as long as she needed to get through the problem. I also encouraged her to take a practice section under timed conditions to gain a feel for the pace and tempo she'll need to work under for the real thing. She is definitely improving as math skills come back to her."
"We worked through some difficult GRE math problems together and then discussed a stack of basic math worksheets I had provided the student at his request for him to work on next week. This includes topics such as working with negative numbers, exponents/roots review, and basic geometry skills. We targeted several sets of sheets for particular attention. He is doing well."
"We started our session reviewing how the test was set up and I suggested study methods for her. We started to review basic math concepts and I left her with several sections in her book to complete."
"We covered all of the mathematics fundamentals. She excelled in geometry and memorization-related mathematics. We mostly just worked on the fundamentals this session."
"During our first session, the student did a practice set and we went over the answers together. She has a solid foundation with the right instincts for problem solving, but could use some practice in a few areas, including: solving quadratic equations, statistics (e.g. standard deviation), geometry, and probability. Before our next session, she will take a full diagnostic test and we will review the math portion together. With more practice and a little bit of confidence, she will do a great job on her GRE!"
"The student and I went over two practice essays she wrote. We then reviewed some vocabulary, and I had her take a practice verbal sections, reviewing the strategy for reading comprehension."
"The student completed practice sentence completion problems and practice test on page 446. His score was 19/25. He also wrote an Analyze the Argument essay."