Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began by doing a detailed review of the problems assigned from last time. I will assign sections of chapter 8. We then introduced basic "is / of" language for percentage problems. She did very well at this. We worked on a few sentence completion questions, which she also did very well. I will be assigning an online set of percentage problems and some from the book as well."
"We focused mainly on verbal, looking at all types of verbal questions. We also worked on strategies for geometry and brainstorming essay questions."
"We spent the first half of today's session reviewing the student's latest two practice essays, both of which show definite improvements. We also worked on brainstorming ideas more efficiently and on clarifying and revising her introduction paragraphs. We split the second half of the session evenly between math review (specifically, exponent rules) and critical reading review (a variety of passage-based multiple choice questions). We also discussed the possibility of working on her CV and personal statement in a future session, and she'll let me know if this is something she wants to pursue. For homework, she's going to write two more practice essays and do several short critical reading practice tests to review on Friday. Nice work today!"
"We covered the diagnostic test and the basics of the fill in the blank questions. The student had a positive attitude towards the material. I instructed her on strategies to help with vocabulary. I also advised her on methods to improve her reading comprehension and vocabulary."
"We focused on three-blank text completion problems and utilizing POE to narrow your choices before making a selection. I recommended to the student that he do complete, time-constrained practice tests moving forward in preparation for the actual GRE."
"We spent the first hour on math word problems, and how to take a sentence to an equation. Then we worked through practice problems for the reading comprehension, and talked about some tips for those sections. Next Tuesday, we will do more general math GRE problems to work on a variety of skills."