Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered combinations, permutations, extra questions she had about the diagnostic, and probabilities. She is going to practice the extra questions we did not cover. She showed good progress and is a quick learner."
"This session the student and I reviewed a practice set he did on his own and we spent some time going over (and doing practice problems) on the rules of exponents. We did some work on probability and factorial and I will be sure to include some extra problems on rate filling/limiting questions. Before our next session, the student will complete another practice set."
"We did problems from his assessment prep book and then started a practice test. We are going to pick up there again next time."
"Started data analysis review; worked through problems dealing with permutations and combinations, descriptive stats, and probability."
"Today we began to talk about basic strategies and tips for scoring well on the GRE. We spent most of our time working through quantitative problems."
"Pythagorean theorem, angles in triangles and circles, angles inscribed in circles, isosceles triangles, equilateral triangles."
"This session was focused on going over tips for the quantitative section of the GRE and trying practice problems."
"The student and I continued working through problem tests with special attention to graduate school exam-specific techniques for solving."
"Reviewed basic test strategies and reinforced algebra concepts. Devised plan in advance of test day."
"The student learned skills and strategies to excel in the Arithmetic part of the GRE Quantitative test. We also reviewed the entire course and set a schedule for all the classes."
"During our first session, the student and I talked about how to structure our time together and came up with ideas for her studying/practice outside of our meetings. She will complete psych and GRE Verbal practice/review in order to identify potential problem areas, which we will then focus on in subsequent sessions. She will also take a GRE Quantitative practice test and create flashcards for geometry formulas. We took a closer look at algebra, specifically simplifying equations, identifying variables, and generating equations from verbal prompts. We also looked at algebra problems involving percentages and simple interest. I gave her a few tips for how to solve two equations in a more efficient manner, and we talked about how to look for problems that require you to work backwards (instead of getting bogged down by extraneous info presented early on in a problem). We discussed how brushing up on math and psych areas will be important, but that the analytical writing portion of the GRE is not a major concern, given her previous score and comfort with the task and her writing overall. We will continue to fine-tune the lessons as we see what the practice tests reveal."
"Coordinate geometry (slope form, intercepts), absolute value, GRE study plan, strategies for word problems, Pythagorean theorem. Worked through 20 problems."