Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I did a lot of math work to prep for her test tomorrow. I'm sure her reading score will be excellent and hopefully her verbal score will reflect all the hard work she's done learning new vocabulary. The math problems we went over were sometimes ones we'd done before, but with the exception of one problem, she could figure it out by herself when prompted. Hopefully with her test tomorrow she will stay focused and remember all that we've gone over these past few months. Best of luck!"
"Finished with review of the practice test. He did a great job on the math questions and verbal. He needs to just take his time on the questions as he does have the knowledge to score well on the test. I told him not to over-analyze the questions in regard to reading comprehension. We discussed not doing this and making sure he has an answer to the question after reading the question and before he reads the answers to make sure he is not thrown off the correct answer. He has the ability to correctly answer all the math questions as well as the vocabulary. We discussed methods of answering the analogies and excluding the obvious incorrect answers."
"Today we focused on the reading section for an hour and the verbal section for the final half hour. We worked on simplifying complex passages by breaking them down and translating them into simpler language. We worked on finding the main idea in a passage by eliminating choices which were just small details of the passages and looking for the choice that encompasses the broadest amount of the passage. Then we worked on the verbal section--synonyms. We tried to find context for words, put them into sentences, figure out the parts of speech, and break them down into their roots to find similar words."