Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over a number of questions she struggled with in her own practice. She stated she is doing well. The questions she is missing tend to be very difficult. I went over each of the questions in detail, broke it down, and explained how to identify the correct answer. I also explained what was wrong with the wrong answer choices. I also read over a number of reading comprehension passages to better understand the questions for her."
"We reviewed specific LR questions the student had difficulty with and looked over the writing sample. We began a discussion of logic games types and how to diagram them. The student should do another writing sample for next session (no book), finish the LR questions, read through the AR section, and do the AR section test and practice questions."
"We've finished with the logic game worksheets with no new issues, so I'm confident the student will do well on that section. Pay close attention to missed answers in LR/RC. Note the question type and look for patterns. Figure out the mistake that was made and look for similar mistakes in other questions. We're scrounging for points, now, so really put the effort in toward earnings those extra correct answers. Homework is two preptests, RC drills, and any other LR work that might be helpful (use the prep book for this)."
"For reading comprehension, know what each paragraph is about, and use the question to guide you to the right part of the passage. Make sure you can confirm your answer with a phrase or sentence from the text. For logic games, be clear about what you're looking for, and devise a test to find what's possible. On logical reasoning, we focused on conditionals, diagramming, and parallel arguments."
"He and I continued to work on parallel games and tried out a perpendicular game. He often got most of the deductions but has a tendency to not trust himself and then come to idiosyncratic conclusions before moving into the questions. We will need to work on these games quite a bit more until he feels completely confident."
"The student and I reviewed the set of applied arithmetic and number theory questions that I gave her for homework. While she is doing well on the problem solving, her data sufficiency is suffering. I felt that approximately 1/4 of the ones she had trouble with stemmed from deciphering the test's language, but that about 1/2 came from questions where she did not push the math far enough. She should try to do a little more work on these questions, as she was very close to generating correct answers. I am going to assign her a random set of questions from the remaining questions in this book. She is also going to take a practice exam this weekend. Next time we are going to review basic quant definitions, which should help her with the number theory questions, and move on to critical reasoning."