Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked through practice problems in Chapter 6 Logic-Based Reading Comprehension in a prep book of GRE practice problems. For our next session, the student will continue working in Chapter 6."
"Friday we focused on the argument prompt for the GRE. We talked about the methods for time management during the session, how to break down the argument, and what the graders were looking for. We went over a practice essay he had written and then focused on outline practice. Next session, I have asked the student to write another essay for us to go over, and to continue listening to 15 min history podcasts to give him some knowledge breadth for the issue prompt."
"In today's session, we covered reading comprehension questions relating to arguments: functions of a statement in a passage; authors' purposes for writing; and their biases, assumptions, and feelings. Then, we started on sentence completion practice and went over the basic strategies."
"Since the student does much better with reading comprehension questions than with text completion, we spent the session working on text completion. I asked him to do a complete practice test before we meet again in order to get the best gauge of his performance on the Verbal Reasoning sections for next time."
"The student and I went over reading comprehension. We identified that she could improve her ability to infer meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases from context, so she will be reading Pride and Prejudice. She is also going to keep working on vocab flashcards, but I advised her to tone it down so she does not get burned out. I also suggested that the best time for doing flashcards is right before she goes to sleep. She will also work on some reading comprehension exercises from her workbook. We worked on some very difficult passages and questions, and her skills and confidence improved dramatically as the session progressed."
"The student has been working diligently on vocabulary, and it appears to be paying off. When we first began tutoring, she could barely determine the missing word in a text completion or sentence equivalence question. However, she is able to readily fill blanks in and eliminate incorrect words. Progress is happening. She is doing a practice test for homework."