Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we discussed the core geometry concepts tested on the GRE. We used the student's geometry cards for examples of each concept. We covered special right triangles, the Pythagorean theorem, Pythagorean triples, inside and outside angles of a triangle, area of a circle, circumference of a circle, and area of a rectangle. We covered a lot of material today, but he did a great job keeping up with it all. In preparation for our last session, he will take a practice exam and continue to review the concepts he learned today."
"We reviewed more math questions from the GRE, including some material that we hadn't covered before. We covered greatest common divisor/ least common multiple questions, how to calculate the lcm, prime numbers, sequences, properties of negative numbers, inequalities, Venn diagrams, determining the units digit of a number raised to a high power, algebraic equations in which the variable is in the exponent, arithmetic average, quantitative comparison with fractions, computing a rate of increase, determining the rate at which a machine works, adding the rates that people work together, and simple probability. The student seemed to get stuck on the first algebraic equation with the variable in the exponent, but he was more comfortable with the later ones."
"Today, we elaborated on our work with algebra fundamentals, focusing on f(x) notation. We also began working on (algebraic) geometry, with a particular eye to manipulating circle equations to find radius, circumference, area, diameter, etc. The student will continue online tools to refresh his math skills, as well as complete several relevant worksheets before our next meeting."
"The student and I reviewed basic concepts including exponents, geometry, fractions, and some basic algebraic concepts. We focused specifically on the student learning how to approach problems. She has an excellent instinct about how to solve problems. We practiced doing problems multiple times and she is doing very well!"
"We covered math topics, starting with algebra but focusing primarily on geometry and percentages/fractions. The student has studied the geometry part of her book already, and is doing a great job with these types of problems (the only really problematic one required her to use the origin as a point to find the slope, which we talked about), and I can see that she is making similar progress with percentages/fractions as well-- she just needs more practice with those. I think it is important for her to spend a lot of time on the algebra section of her book as she has done with geometry, and I recommended that she do this before our next session. Next time, we will work through algebra questions as well as probability, ratios, and data interpretation. We worked through more than 10 geometry/fractions questions today and she was able to get them all correct with guidance on some of them. She is doing a great job!"
"The student and I reviewed questions from his quant and critical reasoning homework. We also reviewed the strategy for the advanced arithmetic and number theory questions. We will meet next week to wrap up his review for the exam. I assigned CR 12 and Quant 11, as well as additional RC/SC from the orange expansion book for homework."