Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I first reviewed a test she took. Her scores show good progress. We then went over one particular logic game from the test that gave her some trouble. I walked her through the individual questions and illustrated the game with diagrams as needed. We then worked through a new logical reasoning section of the test. We focused on some pacing strategies while also emphasizing general strategy for the section. We discussed the questions she missed in detail. I explained how to find the right answer using the strategies for each question type. At the end of the session, we practiced two more logic games."
"We had a quick and simple session just covering one logic game from the student's previous exam. It was definitely a difficult problem! Takeaways: (1) be flexible with diagrams. Even though the physical locations of the variable didn't matter, the "path" the virus took indicates a mapping-type element that benefits from that kind of flexibility in the diagram. Also, (2) use the answers to give yourself an indication of which ones you can eliminate. If two answers have NOTHING distinguishing them from each other, neither can be the right choice to make because the right answer, by definition, MUST have something that differentiates it. This is an ugly technique, however, so it should only be used when you're out of options or time."
"We reviewed Logic Games practice problems. We went over how to diagram and approach the questions, particularly with one or both of a pair, and the importance of approaching the testing of answer choices with certainty that can be evaluated-- not just possibility."
"We started on LSAT games in preparation for the December LSAT. We broke down arrangement games and went over diagramming. We did four games together. We looked for rules setting forth two options, and reviewed the difference between if and non-if questions. We discussed strategies for choosing games and choosing questions within games"
"We went over a couple of logic games. I stressed the basic principles of conditional logic and I showed how they apply to the different types of questions. I also talked about numbers and the meanings of "at most," "at least," and "exactly." We went over reading comprehension, including how to identify the subject and the points of view, and how to find confirmation in the passage."
"We went over strengthen/weaken and flaw questions in a Logical Reasoning section from a prep test that the student had not done. We also went over 1 game from that test's Logic Games section. He seemed to be jumping into the answer choices before taking the time to either do a comprehensive diagram or to break down the argument. I focused on explaining my steps in breaking down the stimulus so that I am able to anticipate either what the answer choice is or what it will address. We also went over how to eliminate answer choices on the questions. I showed the student how focusing on the specific language of the stimulus can be helpful in eliminating answer choices. I also discussed how doing some untimed practice can be useful for practicing some of the material from his prep materials."