Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed concepts from our last meeting and will review them again next time to ensure he is comfortable with radicals and exponents. We also continued with practice problems, adding in some comparison practice questions. We will continue with the comparison problems next time, as they require a different approach than other math questions. He did well with the data/graph questions we went over today and I saw an improvement in his approach to problems- specifically he is getting better at reading the questions and answers carefully."
"The student and I spent the time doing practice problems and reviewing a wide variety of concepts, including square roots, exponents, FOIL, Venn diagrams, probability, circles, and slope. She's doing a great job of catching on as soon as I review the concept with her, and she's really performing well. I'm excited to see how far she'll progress with just a few sessions. For Wednesday, she's going to keep working on practice problems in her book to review together, and this weekend she'll do her first practice test. All in all, this was a lovely first session!"
"The student and I spent two hours working through 1-14 in the Algebra section; we'll finish 15-21 on Tuesday (which, assuming a constant rate, should take about an hour). He should read pp. 45-56 in the packet for next Tuesday, and we'll take a look at the Geometry exercises once we've finished with Algebra."
"The student and I went over his diagnostic test and focused on problems related to area, surface area and volume. We went over additional questions on the online platform to reinforce the methods and concepts used for various types of questions. He will go over the diagnostic test to review the other geometry-related questions, and we will continue going over the necessary concepts next time."
"The student and I worked on some GRE problems. The problems involved factorials, multiples, rules of exponentiation, and the inclusion/ exclusion principle. She is taking the GRE in two weeks. We are going to work again tomorrow night."
"The student completed a lot of drills and a practice test for homework. Her Quant score is lower than she previously scored, but upon review of the questions there were a fair number that were due to minor errors (wrote the question down wrong on the scratch paper, did bad arithmetic, did the right math but applied it erroneously to the answer). I expect her score will be higher if she can stay composed, use effective test techniques (which she does during drills), and not make minor errors. We will continue to work on this next session."