Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed how to best use scratch paper on the test, and also went over practice questions and various question topics."
"Practiced GRE math section problems including algebra and geometry. Next session scheduled for 6/27 at 5:30 p.m."
"Student and I worked on an introduction to the GRE and computer formatted test styles. Also covered introduction to GRE quantitative and quantitative comparison question types."
"We discussed essay strategies, sentence equivalence questions and geometry (lines and angles, triangles and Pythagorean theorem, polygons, circles) going over sample questions in each category."
"Went over more graduate school entrance exam verbal problem types and practice. We began reviewing the exam's quantitative section, doing some practice and discussing what strategies and problem types will be encountered."
"The student and I had a good final session. We went over an additional practice test and got her comfortable with the test format on the computer. I wish her the best of luck!"
"The student and I reviewed quantitative material. We practiced applying different formulas in order to solve problems. We also emphasized how to solve equations for one variable in terms of other variables. We also discussed unit conversions briefly."
"We studied for the GRE Verbal and GRE Quantitative. We went over structure of test and question types. Began reviewing quantitative concepts. Did practice verbal and quantitative questions as well."
"In this first session I tried to establish what her skills were on the quantitative section of the GRE. We went over a good many practice problems and spoke a little bit about strategy and what to practice for the next session. We also decided to go a little slower and take breaks for next time."
"During this session, we reviewed the math components of the entry exam and focused on solving practice problems."
"Topics: GRE structure and overview, topics, her background and strengths and weaknesses, topics to concentrate on and to set aside, strategies for whole test, strategies for verbal section (critical reading strategies, fill-in-blank strategies), books and administrative things Progress: This was the first session with the student, so we covered mainly overview topics -- it is difficult to get into one subject in particular without an idea of her aptitude for different subjects. For that reason, I wanted to cover all of the strategies that remain constant (regardless of the student's strengths and focus), like the verbal strategies and general multiple choice and test psychology principles. She was receptive and attentive, and seems interested in preparing. In the next session (which is 2 weeks away), I will push her a bit and try to keep our attention on the details. It will be easier anyway, because we will start to cover specific strategies and math concepts, instead of the broad topics discussed today."
"This was my first meeting with the student. We went over the format of the GRE: what kind of questions were on it, the time allotted for the different sections of the test, and the skill sets that it tests. We mapped out which parts of the test she feels she should spend the most time preparing for (sentence completion, reading comprehension, and analytical writing). We also went over some other issues pertaining to applying to graduate school (such as working on a statement of purpose)."