Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was my first session with the student- it was actually a joint session with him and his girlfriend, who are both taking the LSAT in October. They are both having the most trouble with the logic games section, so that is what we focused on for this lesson. It sounds like this is the section they both really need to improve upon in order to raise their scores. I asked if they had done any prep work so far, and they said that they had one tutor who confused them by giving them "logic trees" to diagram and they didn't really understand it. I didn't want to totally start at basics, since they had done some work so far, so we basically just went through a bunch of different game types, learning about diagramming, representing rules and making inferences as we went along. Grouping games were significantly tougher for them than linear, but we will continue to work on both. I told them to keep practicing and we will go over the games they work on their own together next time, as well as continue to work through games I'll provide."
"The student and I finished up by practicing all three section types and discussing his strategy and pacing. He is currently scoring anywhere from 162-165."
"Reviewed logical reasoning sections and looked at how to approach different question types. Also looked at how to eliminate answer choices and when that strategy is best."
"We did a review of all the sections of the test to determine her aptitude, and we reviewed basic principles used in the logic games section."
"We went over some reading comp and some logic game questions. We also discussed if she should take the December test or if she should wait."
"We reviewed test-day strategy and discussed whether to take the exam in December or February and what to do post-exam. We reviewed logical reasoning including section fundamentals."
"Logical reasoning (flaw passages, parallel arguments), logic games, and one to one with complicated if-then rules."
"Reviewed logical reasoning and reading comprehension; emailed the student an assessment question review sheet, and covered flaw review and formal logic review."
"The student did a full assessment practice exam before this session. She made sure to time herself and fill in the bubbles to simulate an actual test environment. We spent most of the session going over the test. She is going to do another full exam tonight. In the next session we plan to go over that exam."
"Did analytical reasoning (logic games) from the student's review book, and worked on formal logic games. I loaned her a book to practice with for her test. Discussed test prep and strategy for attacking the LSAT, as well as test-day relaxation and preparation. Will meet again tonight and will focus on other aspects of the test."