Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student and I started today by going over the advanced linear games that she worked on her own. She finished one of them completely, but had a couple questions on the other so we spent some time figuring out what was tripping her up. Overall she seems to be doing well with linear problems in general, so we moved on to grouping games. We discussed the different set-ups that grouping games can have (defined, undefined, partially defined and moving or fixed) - how to spot them and how to diagram them. We then went over conditionals, since most grouping games deal solely in conditional rules. We discussed how to identify double and double-not arrows and what it means when you have each. We then worked on pulling out inferences when working with conditionals. To practice we did a grouping set-up drill together. We worked through one complete grouping game together, and I asked that she try the rest of them on her own. We will go over them together during our next session."
"I walked the student through a set of four logic games and ten logical reasoning questions. I walked through the answer choices and strategies for each question."
"Reviewed logical reasoning question types and then looked at work done since last session. Also went over some logic games. Talked about study strategies."
"The student and I began the session by reviewing the homework from the previous week. We graded the logic games homework and reviewed the problems that were missed or that were confusing. After that, I gave her my tips and tricks for the reading comprehension section of the test. We spent the last hour or more doing timed reading comprehension passages. She completed each passage under timed conditions and then we graded and reviewed each passage afterwards."
"We went over a test that the student had completed much earlier, including logical reasoning and logic games questions. She did much better on this round than she had done initially."
"Link between LSAT subject matter and real-life attorney work; basic structure of arguments and choosing sides; finding the argument in each LSAT question and learning to support or attack it; started reading comprehension, strategies were tabled for later; started logical reasoning and going through each answer; importance of repetitive practice in doing things faster."