Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I attacked the science portion of the ACT today. He saw a one-point increase on his math section performance (Good job!). Again, we hope for consistent improvement on the sections, so I hope that he continues to practice the math questions alongside the new material. After covering some science rules and basic information, we worked through most of a science practice test together. Overall, he demonstrated a good ability to understand the data, but he had trouble locating the necessary information or understanding exactly what the question was asking. I want him to print out the science portions of the practice tests that he is working on so that he can underline words and phrases in the questions to help focus his attention to the correct details. I left him with some homework. He should finish the math and science portions of practice test 2 for our session tomorrow."
"Today we focused on reading comprehension and vocabulary. The student is getting better at the process of elimination that he will need to use to succeed. Next session, we will begin a review of the topics that we have covered in mathematics."
"Today, we started in on GRE math review, as the student was worried. However, his math skills are stronger than he thought, and with a little bit of review, I don't think he has to worry at all! Our main goals will be discussing test strategies and filling in content blanks."
"Today, we went over all sections of the GRE. We first practiced writing an intro paragraph for an Analyze an Argument essay prompt and then reviewed a sample essay answer together. I explained why the sample essay answer received a good score and pointed out keywords and phrases the student should use in her essays as well. She is showing great progress on the verbal section and is doing stellar on the quantitative practice questions. I recommended she continue studying her vocab flashcards and practice drills on her own."
"Today, we went through the second Quantitative section in the prep book practice test, focusing on reviewing specific content as needed and talking about math strategies. We also worked through several additional Quantitative practice problems from the prep book and reviewed strategies and ideas for both essay prompts. The student will be taking her exam next Tuesday, and she will let me know how it goes. I think her goal scores are well within her reach."
"Today, we worked on Chapter 13 Geometry in GRE book. After exploring the subject material and the strategies suggested, we worked through problems on the Geometry Drill that the student had difficulty with. Then, we proceeded into Chapter 14 Math, beginning with probability and permutations and combinations. We will continue there at our next session on Tuesday."