Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered reading comprehension and math questions. The student is doing great! I did not leave her with extra practice, but she is motivated and intends to study more before her graduate school test on Saturday. We will review how to use algebra to solve complicated story problems. I am really impressed at her improvement in all types of math questions and her ability to easily and correctly answer the verbal questions. We handled a wide variety of questions today and she understood them all with help, and was able to do many correctly without help. She is going to do great on the exam!"
"The student and I continued working on geometry problems and word problems. We developed a new strategy for word problems in which she will write out a step-by-step plan of what she will do to solve the problem and then follow those steps. This will help her as she works through the problems and to work through them more efficiently. She will take the graduate school exam in a few weeks, and depending on how she does, consider restarting tutoring sessions."
"This session, we spent time going over on-screen methods and quantitative questions. The student was ready. It was a good session, I have confidence he will do well on the test."
"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, to practice her approach for the questions."
"We began by reviewing the few math questions that the student had. We then spent a good deal of time working through the vocabulary issues that caused problems in the sentence completion chapter. We then quickly reviewed the mechanics of sentence equivalence problems. I assigned 60 of these. We then worked on reading comprehension. I assigned 47 questions from this chapter. Following this, we quickly reviewed some small difficulty spots in percentages and circle/cylinder problems and found he just needed to have some skills reinforced. I assigned those two chapters as well as the data interpretation chapter to be completed before our next session."
"The student and I continued working with CARS material working several passages, thoroughly practicing the method with each. She seems to already be improving and performed very well on these passages. Next week we will begin working on improving her speed now that she seems to have the method mastered. We then had a brief quiz on amino acids, an essential piece of information to have memorized. Finally, we finished with a few physics questions and passages on torque, the Doppler effect, and buoyancy. We will meet in one week to continue our work with CARS and other science-based areas of difficulty for her."