Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished up ordering games. He's come an incredibly long way to the point that I'm pretty sure he could teach ordering games at this point. We began grouping games and he did a great job despite trying to find his footing. There's not a doubt in my mind that he'll be able to tackle grouping games very soon."
"The student and I went over logic games, specifically multi-tiered strict ordering games. We continued using our strategy of diagramming and modeling the stimulus and the rules. We worked on more difficult games this time around and looked at questions where rules were switched and created different situations from the stimulus. She needs to continue reading the questions carefully in order to determine what the rule is stating and exactly what the question is asking."
"The student and I started off by talking about his law school goals and admissions in general. He has a good plan and timeline to take the LSAT in February or June, as a junior, and have plenty of time to put together his application. His practice tests have been good except for Logic Games, where a majority of his wrong answers come from. We then turned our attention to LG strategies in general as well as specific game types. He has an excellent grasp of logic, but tries to do too many things at once. We worked through two problems to use as illustrations of the concepts he'd encounter on the test."
"We went over necessary and sufficient conditions, what they are and how to diagram them within statements. We covered the positive argument structure and the contra positive. We examined strengthening questions that ask for necessary or sufficient assumptions."
"Today was my first meeting with this student. He's identified his major problem issue as Logic Games, and I tend to agree. Currently, he's only able to get to two of the four games, and for his score band he needs to be attempting all four. So, we went back to basics, the step-by-step method he's using, and cleaned up a couple of steps. He's going to spend more time considering Limitations in the games, he's going to attack Acceptability questions by picking a rule and looking for violators, and he's going to do If and Acceptability first, then move on to the more difficult questions, using his scratch work as assistance. To practice between now and our next meeting, he is going to be doing 1-2 sections of logic games a night. In between sections, he's going to pick at least one game to really study, until he can do the game perfectly from start to finish, in 7 minutes (the three pass method). We'll pick up next time with more tips and analysis to find more improvement."
"We worked heavily on logic games this session. We worked through a complete basic distribution game and most of a pretty complex selection game. I introduced some strategies for approaching question types, and also showed her how to synthesize new rules from formal logic. Finally, we mapped a reading comprehension passage using some new strategies and went through most of the problems in that set."