Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Going over inverse trigonometric identities. She was apprehensive at first and making some mistakes, but as the session went on she got more comfortable with it. Occasionally she will mix up quadrants and positive/negative signs, and she definitely needs to memorize her sin/cos/tan values, but she's getting there."
"Today we spent a large portion of our time going over the essay portion of the writing section before finishing up the writing section all together. We then touched on a few more points in math, including probability and ratios."
"The student is generally doing well with following through on the work assigned to her. She had looked over the critical reading and math sections in the test prep book, and had made an intensive list of new vocabulary words. We started by going over the math sections she had done at home, where she is still having some trouble properly setting up problems. We then went through how to take on each section of the critical reading section. Her big grow areas here are vocabulary comprehension and pacing on the passages. She is going to continue practicing these sections and start to read about the writing section before we meet again next week. "
"Reviewed topics covered in last week's class, including fixed and variable costs, production and labor. Also introduced topics that will be covered this coming week, including marginal revenue, marginal cost, and optimizing production where the two are equal."
"Today, we continued taking a look at the vocab-related sections of the GRE by going through some practice questions together. While the students still need to work on their vocabularies, they are getting better at using some of the strategies (process of elimination, using signal words, etc.) and are definitely headed in the right direction. Similarly, we started to look at some reading comprehension passages. As always, practice will be the most important thing for each of them."
"The student and I reviewed a Learning Activity related to macroeconomics, and the primary concepts focused on monetary "systems" in America, including the purpose and role of the Federal Reserve, FDIC insurance, the banking system (such as requirements, transactions, assets - loans vs. liabilities - deposits), the reserve requirement, excess reserves, and the required reserve ratio, applications of the required reserve ratio in order to calculate the effects of changes on the money supply, and introductory concepts related to monetary policy. Again, he discussed the benefits of reviewing these activities in advance and how this process has helped him to perform well on "pop" quizzes and earn credit."