Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student and I worked on some practice problems together to get a handle on how she is approaching problems. I pointed out some strong points she had in her problem-solving, while also providing her feedback on how she can improve her approach on certain questions."
"The student and I began by working through a practice verbal reasoning section. She has been working on improving her vocabulary. I encouraged her on this front and told her it would benefit her over the long term. Her strength in verbal reasoning is now the reading comprehension passages. She is still struggling a bit with the vocabulary based questions. We went over the questions she missed in detail, and I explained how to arrive at the right answer using the strategies we have discussed. At the end of the session we went through some practice quantitative reasoning questions. She is very advanced in her math knowledge, but struggled with a few questions that involved logic and/or number picking. We went over the few problems she missed in detail."
"The student and I continued working through practice problems. The concepts were varied, but a common theme arose: the need to read through each problem carefully, word for word, to determine exactly what is being asked. We worked some more on how to recognize problems that can be solved using proportion ("for every" problems). She had very good success on the 30-60-90 / 45-45-90 problem we did, which had been an area that needed improvement. She will do a practice test between now and our next meeting as a check-up on her progress."
"The student and I continued working through verbal practice material during this session. While I can tell he struggles with vocabulary and the nuances of the English language, he is attentive when I'm explaining concepts, and seems to pick up things pretty easily as we work. It is important for him to learn as much vocabulary as possible between now and when he takes the tests, and work through practice critical reading material on his own time (I am sending him some additional practice test questions). As expected, we will continue to focus mostly on the verbal section during future sessions."
"The student and I covered geometry problems in this session. We began with plane geometry and discussed which equations are important to know for areas, perimeters, and angles of various shapes. She was fairly comfortable with most of the material and is clear on which aspects of it she can continue to practice."
"We reviewed a question from the student's homework, and then moved on to properties of integers. He started off slow with that, but gained momentum towards the end. Mostly, he is just rusty on the concepts and needs to practice questions. I gave him more properties of integers and polygon homework. He will also do practice questions from his books at home."