Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's exam is approaching so to work on time management, I had the student complete practice section exams. The main focus was to remain within the allotted time and not lose focus."
"Today was supposed to be my last session with the student, but now she may be pushing back her test date to take another practice test or two and review some concepts. She took a full length practice test on the website this week and did well. She wanted to review the quantitative reasoning section. I went over strategies on the math sections more. We've spent a lot of time learning new and more advanced concepts but at this point proper strategies will give her a bigger advantage than higher level math. I gave her a nice outline of a 5 step strategy I like to teach and she seemed to respond well to it. We used it to run through some practice problems that had some tricks built in, and the strategies kept her on task and focused on finding the correct solution, which is very important. We also ran through the rest of the unfinished quantitative comparisons questions from her review book and she did really well. I think she'll be more confident on that section moving forward. It's all about plugging in numbers and getting through the easy ones quickly, so you can put more thought into the tricky ones. We finished with verbal word review and she's doing a good job building her vocabulary and remembering the new words we learn each week."
"Today we continued working on building the student's vocabulary and adjusting some of the flash cards that she worked on last week. We went through some words that I used from practice tests that I will be having her take in the future. Some of the words she already knew, or at least had an idea about, so we decided to take them off of our list. I want to be sure to incorporate words that are both very new to her and also important to know. I gave her some homework to do as well. She now has an understanding of our process, and the correct way to get a definition (to where it's understandable and helpful). I gave her a list of words to work on, on her own as well. She will find the definitions, re-word them, and come up with example sentences."