Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on writing sample edits/recap. We also did a Reading Comprehension overview. We went over mapping specifics to move eyes over the content to answer questions with speed and accuracy. We also went over a specific review of some passages. For homework, I assigned logic games and all of the RC in the book."
"During this session, I started by helping him with the analytical writing section of the GRE, going over strategies for the two types of essays in this section and some general writing strategies, as well. We then reviewed over strategies for text completion problems and did some text completion practice. He is taking the GRE this coming Tuesday, so we're going to see how he does and then move forward from there."
"Good to meet you! We covered geometry problems in the 5 lb book. Some points to take away are: 1) always draw your own diagram since those on the test can be misleading, 2) before selecting an answer, reread *exactly* what the question is asking, 3) try plugging in numbers on geometry problems. I'll send some additional plugging in practice problems by email."
"He and I continued working on practice problems from his GRE test prep workbook. Topics included: percent of a number, percent change, mixture ratios and proportions, percents to decimals, multiplying decimals, rates (work, speed, etc.), simple interest, compound interest, nth roots (e.g. cube roots), linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations (parabolas, symmetry, vertex, roots), and solving quadratic equations by factoring. He will review notes, practice problems, and get help from a friend in advance of our next session. He is making great progress! :)"
"The student and I began by going over a logic game that she struggled with in her own practice. I went through the game with her and illustrated how to make the needed deductions to attack the questions. After that we went through a complete reading comprehension section. She showed improved accuracy on the questions we went over, and is on pace to finish about three passages. Finally we ended with some logical reasoning practice. She demonstrated a great level of accuracy on the 12 problems we went through."
"The student and I first worked on a humanities passage for reading comprehension. I reminded him that he should find the main point, the purpose, and the point of view of every reading comprehension passage. I also informed him that all passages and many answer choices will likely include conditional relationships, cause and effect, or other logical constructs that we can use to solve. We then moved on to parallel games, which was a new type that he had not worked on before. Once he was helped with the setup, he did a generally good job. Next session, we will continue with another parallel game, and then I will introduce a perpendicular game."