Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Finished going over the subject matter of the reading comprehension questions. Reviewed math. Identified problems she had with data analysis in math."
"We first went over some homework that I assigned. The student had done a lot of work and is well on her way to mastering functions. We then practiced some trigonometry and worked with how to find linear functions when given two ordered pairs. Finally, we did some work involving parabolic functions."
"During this session, we focused in on some of the GRE's more difficult math concepts, including combinations and permutations."
"-Assessed proficiency for GRE Verbal, Writing, and Math (probability section only) -The student's biggest deficiency is vocabulary, recommended getting flashcards, reviewing daily -Created a study plan"
"Topics: Recap from last session and administrative (main strategies, verbal strategies (and sub-strategies), registration), functions, symbols as functions, word problems, "rate" word problems, percents, ratios, practice. Progress: The tone of the session was great and we got through a bunch of material in a very productive way. We covered mainly math topics that the student needed help with, and I think that she will be considerably more comfortable tackling them after this session. I think we will continue on math topics for a couple more sessions. She is often skeptical but attentive, which is a useful combination. She appreciates test-taking strategy and thinks intuitively instead of mechanically or systematically. As a result, she can grasp concepts with more plasticity, but does not appreciate step-by-step methods as much as my other students. I will use examples more, and give less lecture beforehand, to accommodate this learning style."
"The student and I had a good session. We worked through the "medium" level quantitative questions and discussed some math concepts (e.g., slope, geometry). He is getting better at really understanding the numbers, which is key to the GRE math section."
"Today the student and I revisited her study plans for the Psych and general GRE tests. She plans to create flashcards and organize topics thematically for psychology, and we will go over these topics as the studying progresses. We also went over GRE Verbal problems and practice sections from her workbooks, focusing on how to identify and work with verbal cues and how to ensure that the selected answer matches well with the details presented in the written passage. For the Quantitative section, we looked at how to identify the need for shortcuts/ tricks in answering different types of math problems (variables, simplifying, exponents, percentages to fractions, working backwards, plugging in numbers) and discussed the importance of taking practice tests as a means of familiarizing oneself with the test structure and time frame. We specifically looked at the combined work formula and did a number of examples with quantitative comparisons. We also discussed our meeting schedule for the upcoming weeks."
"We covered the following: Roots, algebraic equations with roots, and Ques #1-20 in pre-diagnostic test of GRE practice book. We also briefly reviewed geometry (equilateral triangle and Pythagorean theorem in solving unknown quantities) and 2 variable algebra."
"We covered strategies for studying vocab, what the test is asking for in the writing section, and we worked through some math problems."
"Student and I worked on both quantitative and verbal sections today. She did an excellent job, as evidenced by her perfect score on her reading comprehension questions! Well done!"
"We wrapped everything up with more vocab and word problem review, and she takes the test on Wednesday! I'm SO proud of this student and I feel like she's going to do really well."
"Worked through practice tests in practice GRE book, with a special emphasis on the quantitative portion."