Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session the student and I continued to work on logical reasoning. Today we focused on strengthen and weaken questions - these questions are often tricky for students, and they are based on assumption type questions, which is what we worked on last time. We worked on a few questions and question sets for each, and she said that she was feeling much better about the logical reasoning section this week. She seemed to be a little more comfortable with weaken than strengthen, but that may have been just because she is getting more comfortable with the section overall. In the last few minutes, we worked on setting up a grouping game together, which she will finish on her own, and we will review together next session."
"In our first session, the student and I first talked about the test in general and the best way for him to prepare for it in the coming months. We then began working on some sequencing logic games and logical reasoning questions. I offered tips and working strategies for these types of questions, and gave him suggestions for study materials to purchase in his continued preparation."
"The student and I continued going over the practice test he did for last time. Today, we focused on logical reasoning. Overall, he is gaining a better understanding of the logical reasoning question types and how to tackle them. At this point, he has gotten a lot of information, and I have explained to him that it will take a few sessions for the information to really begin sinking in so that he can apply it effectively. We will continue with logical reasoning and reading comp next time."
"The student and I worked on Logic Games and Logical Reasoning during our lesson. We reviewed some LG practice problems that she struggled with on her own, and covered new LR material on identifying the 'argument core', Assumption questions, and Inference questions. I also shared my notes about her personal statement for law school, and suggested some changes. Overall, it was a productive two hours."
"Today we finished our practice set of logical reasoning questions from yesterday. The student did very well on most of the questions. She's improved from the last time. We then did another set of analytical reasoning questions from an actual exam. We went question set by question set, and we timed each one. She finished within the time frame and got almost all of them right on all but one set. This is definitely an improvement from the last time. Before our next session the student is going to complete another full, timed practice exam and continue to work on trouble areas."
"I had the student take three practice sections and we reviewed them. He is doing significantly better on logic games."
"Reviewed logic games done by student since last test. Discussed strategies for essay. Answered questions regarding letters of recommendation."
"We did several logical reasoning questions. We spent most of the time focusing on reading comprehension questions. The student recently took a practice test and she did really well on the logical reasoning section (where we have spent most of our efforts). On her most recent practice test she scored about at 168, which is a 10-point increase from when she started with me."
"Finished review of diagnostic test; started on problems from 1st practice test in the back of the prep book."
"Today I got a better sense of what the student wants to work on and what prep she has done in the past. We began with the logic games section. I gave the student a brief overview of the types of games and rules as well as some strategies for turning those rules into diagrams that are quicker to use. We are going to continue working through the Logic Games section as that is where the student needs the most work, but if we have time for Logical Reasoning, we will also review that as well."
"Analyzed current status, assessment goal, 45 minutes of logical reasoning, and 1 hour logic games (sequencing only). Progress is being made."
"Reviewed progress to date, set up LSAT online books, researched accommodations, and practiced arguments."