Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During the session, we focused on the analyze an issue task. The student has a strong grasp of grammar and style. We talked about how to structure each paragraph, how to use transitions, and what constitutes good evidence. She did the pre-writing for several prompts in order to brainstorm on topics of interest."
"For this section, we focused on removing a main area of writer's block. This included working on transition sentences between paragraphs and using terminology, ("for example" and "reasons for this include") to help massage out thoughts. We also worked on vocabulary for the verbal section."
"My sixth GRE Writing tutoring session went well. We started our session by discussing the Analysis of an Issue essay that he had composed, along with his Analysis of an Argument essay. He is doing a good job using an effective structure, introductory phrases, and supportive examples to create persuasive essays. We then discussed the outlines he wrote for additional Issue and Argument prompts. I encouraged the student to add more to the introduction and conclusion paragraphs in his outline, so that his overall message would be stronger. Finally, we practiced outlining an Issue essay based on a prompt from the official GRE website, and he successfully developed a thesis along with two supportive examples. Before his GRE exam, he will complete additional Issue and Argument essays, along with outlines based on the prompts on the GRE website."
"The student and I went over data interpretation and probability. I will be leaving him with writing practice, algebra, and arithmetic practice. He is definitely improving. I believe that with some sessions he will be well prepared for the assessment test."
"This was our final session and we did some more practice tests. The student has improved drastically since the first day we met, due in large part to her hard work and perseverance. I hope that she gets a good night's rest and does well on her test!"
"This session we talked about admissions planning and the student's scheduling for studying. She decided to push back her DAT a few weeks, which I think is a fine decision. No need to hurry to take the DAT, since any earlier doesn't help or hurt as long as she takes it by the end of June. She will be taking her diagnostic by our next session on Friday, and then it's time to really get into studying!"