Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session we covered a simulated logic games section from a recent standardized exam. We discussed many of the time management and game setup strategies we have learned so far and applied them under timed testing conditions."
"Review the student's questions from her formal logic and sequencing games homework; introduce concepts for solving linear games problems."
"I met with the student for 2 hours on 8/22. She is planning to take the LSAT on October 5th. She has done some practice tests and feels pretty good about her scores except for the Analytical Reasoning section so we are going to concentrate on that section. We worked through a full games section of a past test and went over ways to diagram the fact patterns in order to be more efficient in answering the questions. With unlimited time her accuracy is very good, we just need to focus on increasing her speed. We plan to meet again on Sunday at 1:00 p.m."
"In today's session, the student and I had introductions and we discussed the student's background and test prep history. We then had a review of process with an emphasis on what to write when working on problems."
"We did an overview of games strategy, focusing on distinguishing selection games and sequencing games. We then developed sketching strategies."
"The student and I went over the problems she got wrong on analytical reading sections. We spent a lot of time on weaken questions."
"The student and I talked about her previous experiences with the LSAT, her goals, and what we could work on to improve on her previous score. We then spent the rest of the time working through Logic Games and developing her own personal style of attack."
"We exclusively worked on logic games during this session, and we focused on linear/order logic games."
"This session we spent most of our time reviewing some sections that she had taken herself. The games section she took had a few difficult games that confused her a bit, so we spent a lot of time going over those games and figuring out ways she could have diagrammed them that might have made them a little easier to work through. We then went through some logical reasoning questions that she missed, but she has generally been doing very well on that section. We ended our session by going through some logical reasoning questions together in timed increments."
"We discussed the student's goals and evaluated his skills in logic games. We reviewed strategies for mapping out games and talked about timing for each section."
"Advanced Linear logic games, grouping logic games, time management, the importance of learning the right way to do something before learning to do it faster."
"In preparation for this session the student did a full games section from a previous LSAT, and also did some general strategy studying to determine what types of problems she still has trouble with. We began the session by going over the two games where she missed questions (she did perfectly on the other two games!). We discussed how to diagram the fourth game, taking into account the three sets of variables, by using one set as the x-axis, one as the y-axis, and plugging the third variable in the intersections or on either axis. We also discussed how a position in a diagram can itself represent a variable without the variable being expressly written. After the games, we did a full section of logical reasoning from the same exam. We went over some strategies, such as how to identify the conclusion from paragraphs where the writer disputes the viewpoint of others, and how to identify gaps in assumption questions before looking at the answer choices. The student did very well with this section, missing at most 3 or 4 problems. Finally we reviewed test-taking strategies and her concerns about the exam. It's been great to get a second run of tutoring with her, and I'm confident she will indeed improve her score on the LSAT! She has made significant progress since the first time she took it, and she has the skills and knowledge to succeed."