Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was our first meeting after a long hiatus. We caught up about where she stood in relation to the test and made a plan together to prepare. We decided to begin by working on Physics, a particularly difficult subject for her. This session we worked entirely on kinematics, focusing on understanding, creating, and translating between position v. time, velocity v. time, and acceleration v. time graphs. We worked through a number of applied problems that involved this and other approaches."
"The student and I spent our last session together addressing problem areas in her studies. We talked more about strategies in approaching the verbal section of the exam and reviewed some questions on her practice exam that she had taken. We spent the rest of our time going over specific topics in electrochemistry (oxidation states, galvanic cells and voltaic cells) and optics (the thin lens equation and Snell's Law)"
"The student took GS test 8, and got a 32 (9PS/11VR/12BS). We again focused on his PS and VR reasoning questions, which included problems such as fluids and kinematics. After going over questions from the actual test, we went over concepts in the field of electromagnetics, including electrostatics, potential energy, and circuits. Over the weekend he will complete GS test 9."
"During this session, we began by discussing how the student's practice tests have gone since we last met. She was excited about her 8 in the VR section. We analyzed the articles I had sent her over the past several days and emphasized interpreting the author's tone and concluding points. We then spent a time extensively reviewing her physical sciences section of her practice test, and talking through questions she missed. We were able to complete this section and made plans to further review verbal reasoning sections from both this last practice test, and the one she plans to take this afternoon. I will continue to send her articles for practice each day."
"During today's session, we analyzed several logical reasoning test questions with a mix of timed bursts and question-by-question review. We covered a lot of ground, but some of the main points for strategic improvement were comments on annotation and symbolization of argument structures, pacing strategies, process of elimination answer selections, and how to design conceptual summaries of argument constructions. We will pick up with more practice in these areas in our next session."
"We spent two hours on logic games/ general test strategy. The student is taking the LSAT tomorrow and I think he's going to do great! He just has to remember that he does a great job with time management, so don't get in his head if he catches a mistake with the logic games. Good luck!!"