Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session the student and I started by going over a practice SAT that she took since our last session. These were the first timed sections she had taken since she took that SAT last October. The student said that she didn't do as well as she had hoped, but we figured that since this was the first time she was in test conditions in a long time, this might not be an exact reflection of her abilities now. She is going to take some more sections before we meet next so we can go over those as well. We then went through some more games employing strategies we hadn't gone over yet. We also worked on conditional reasoning in the arguments section. I gave the student some parallel reasoning logical reasoning questions to do on her own that we will go over next time."
"The student and I went over the Logical Reasoning sections of her prep test. She's strong in Main Point and Flawed Reasoning questions, and I tried to point out some helpful tips for the Assumption and Strongly Supports/Reasonably Infer questions. She'll be able to pick up 4-6 questions after working on those two types of questions. We're going to continue to do drills and full tests based on her schedule. I look forward to continuing to work with her!"
"We went through some strategies for how to approach different analytical reasoning sections. She's going to look into getting a book on that section. For next week the student is going to complete another practice exam and finish reading the introduction to her prep book."
"First, the student and I reviewed her reading comprehension homework. Then, for the next hour and a half, we worked out of the textbook. We covered the first 6 types of LR questions. We covered the Review section for each question, then completed the sample SAT problems, then graded and reviewed the answers."
"We made some good progress in this session. The student did a full, timed section of Logical Reasoning Questions as homework. She ended up scoring 19 of 25, which is pretty good. We discussed the fact that the first 10 questions in a Logical Reasoning section are usually easier than the last 10, and should be done quicker to save more time for the harder problems. We went over every question in the section and discussed the key words in the questions and answer prompts that will inform answer choices (other than for fill in the blanks, or questions that ask for additional information). We also did some logic games practice and additional flawed reasoning questions. We also discussed basic test strategy, and I gave statistical info on guessing, such as info on which answer choices come up more on particular sections. The student will take the remainder of the June 2007 practice SAT before our next meeting."
"The student got a ton of practice in games, he's doing an awesome job. Now that he knows the strategies, it's about being the most efficient with his time and tightening up everything. He's still making some mistakes but has improved tremendously."