Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Exponents, logs, circles, a bit of Pythagoras, and mixtures. Next up will be a split of Verbal (comprehension) and Quant (percentages and work rates. Recommended that the student start a notebook of questions and solutions--solutions he has worked out--as if they were homework assignments, organized by subject, neatly written, to keep as a reference. The act of carefully writing them out tends to help cement to knowledge in place--cheap learning."
"We reviewed sample verbal questions, with an emphasis on text completion, as that was an opportunity to study vocabulary. We covered sample math questions, with an emphasis on data Interpretation."
"The student and I went over math topics, including number properties, and I gave him data sufficiency problems specifically dealing with these concepts."
"After quickly reviewing several very minor issues that the student had with factoring, we turned to looking at the overall problems that he was having with fractions and percentages. We decided that it was best to develop his rudimentary skills, for he always makes quick progress once he has recalled these foundations. Therefore, we spent the session doing an intensive lesson on fraction operations as well as the operations appropriate to percentage problems. I assigned a set of "nuts and bolts" problems, instructing him to return to the book after doing those. We did review several of the book's percentage problems in order to verify that he is able to do them."
"Finished up math. With these remaining weeks of study by herself she's going to do really well on her test."
"-We reviewed general strategy for verbal and math sections for text completion. -Identified resources for studying vocabulary and math. -We reviewed vocabulary at the end."
"We reviewed the problems the student worked out over the weekend. Then, we started reviewing algebra materials including solving linear equations and systems of equations."
"The student and I continued to finish her math work in her test prep book today. She's slowly catching on more and more, and I think with more practice she should be at the level she wants to be at."
"Covered problem solving and data analysis problems for the GMATs, including problem approach and problem-solving techniques. Our next planned meeting is Saturday at 1 p.m."
"The student and I reviewed her progress in math and went over some practice problems. We also talked a little bit about the verbal and writing sections."
"Review of entire test structure. Review of the two essays and how to tailor your essay to their expectations, review of geometry and misc. math."
"Reviewed fractions, percentages, exponents, and roots. Encouraged client to score at the 50th percentile to make that claim to graduate schools, as proficiency in math is important for PhD programs. Worked on reading comprehensions."