Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began by working through a number of mastery set practice questions for role of statement questions. He struggled with these questions, but gained a better insight as to how the arguments are structured and also how to break them down. After that we went through a number of practice logical reasoning sections. He is at a point now where he knows much more than he did, but he is still struggling to implement and execute the strategies on a consistent basis. We went over some of the questions he missed and discussed, in detail, how to improve his accuracy and pacing."
"The student and I went over a timed practice set she did for math, focusing on the geometry and applied algebra problems. From there we did a timed practice set together, where I encouraged her to move on if she was spending too much time. Overall, she did a fantastic job of picking an answer and moving on if she realized she was struggling to identify the approach to solving the problem. She ended up scoring 85% on the practice set, which is a big improvement! After, we went over some reasoning questions for reading comp, going over the strategies to best answer the questions. For homework she is going to take a full-length test."
"The student and I went through the math practice questions. She's getting frustrated that she isn't where she wants to be with the math. We both think her main issue is in strategizing and determining how to tackle the problems, so we're going to focus on that a bit more in future sessions."
"The student and I worked on a few problems that he experienced issues with. I am trying to get him to slow down at this point and carefully consider all of the answer choices. Sometimes he chooses an answer when I can tell that he did not have enough time to look back and forth between the answer and the stimulus. We are going for accuracy over speed at this point. Next time we will review some of the questions that gave him a hard time, and then go back to reading comprehension."
"The student and I worked on complex probabilities for the first hour, talking through the most useful ways to organize information and to work through combined probabilities efficiently. In the second hour, we focused on using crossover skills from probabilities on the "slot" or "choice" method of calculating combinations and permutations."
"The student and I worked on coordinate geometry and word problems. The word problems are often deliberately designed to be confusing, so it is useful to write out in plain English what exactly the question is asking, set up an equation in general terms, and only then plug in information from the book. I advised them to try following this step-by-step process on the remaining word problems."