Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on math this time, doing a general overview of the more difficult question types the student might encounter on the GRE: geometry, algebra, probability, data analysis, and number properties. She is already performing on a higher level than most first-time GRE takers with regards to both strategy and content, so we did some extra practice in more complicated problems where there is a specific shortcut."
"We focused on Text Completions and Reading Comprehension today (The student is more confident on the Sentence Equivalence questions.) For next time, take one of the practice exams, and work through the Reading Comprehension and Text Completion chapters in the GRE book."
"We focused on the student's weekly time and stress management. We then completed a GRE math worksheet on fractions and percentages. She did very well and absorbed quite a bit. She then took a GRE critical reading and verbal test to see where she scored, and got 65% correct (up from 22% when we started). We then played a GRE verbal vocabulary game online to ensure she did not stress out over the material."
"We focused strictly on the quantitative section of the GRE, more specifically, algebraic fractions and functions. My student struggled a bit with making little mistakes but overall was able to learn from them. I gave her advice such as making sure to read the entire question before answering as well as plugging in answer choices into the problem if she was unsure of how else to solve the problem. I am sending her homework problems related to what we covered today so that she has extra practice before our next session."
"We focused the first 30 minutes on scheduling for future sessions. I also helped the student find some online material to review the math concepts she has been struggling with the most. During the next two hours, we spent time going in depth on the concepts of slope and multivariable algebra. I explained the concepts in great detail and went over a few examples with her."
"We focused today on the Verbal section of the test. We talked about how to tackle the vocabulary fill-in sections (one-blank, two-blank, three-blank, and pick 2 that mean the same) and strategies for marking the paper so the student is actively taking the test. We also went over her Analyze an Issue essay and discussed ways to strengthen it. Towards the end of the lesson, we talked about the strategy for the Analyze an Argument essay and did a quick practice. For homework, she is going to write a full Analyze an Argument essay and look at some of the arguments that could be made. She is going to take a full-length, computer-based practice test before our next session so she becomes familiar with the online test-taking system. She needs to work on her vocabulary, so she will be using a vocab app to study common GRE words."