Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I resumed tutoring with the student. There will be an online continuation of this session focusing on her statement of purpose for graduate school."
"We began by discussing the diagnostic work that the student had done. We worked through discrete verbal questions that he did, focusing on vocabulary techniques and etymologies. We will work on reading questions on Saturday. I worked through functions / sequences and probability / combinatorics with him. I assigned 1-70 of the sentence completion questions, chapter 10 (sequences / series), and chapter 23 (probability / combinatorics)."
"The student and I recapitulated a long list of vocab words that she has been collecting, and we quizzed them, coming up with helpful mnemonics and word pictures to help remember some of the more troublesome words. We also did two timed test sessions, one of ten questions and one of twenty questions. We did this to practice the student's approach for the questions, especially staying focused and calm, appraising the problem for the "tricks" before trying to solve, and having a good sense of when to stop working on a problem, pick a good answer, and move on to maximize time."