Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began by working through a very difficult logic games section of the test. I had her complete as much of the games on her own as possible. When needed, I stepped in and demonstrated how to diagram the game and make some key deductions. We then worked through a complete logical reasoning section. We discussed general pacing strategy for this section and went over the questions she missed in detail. I explained how to identify the correct answer and eliminate the wrong answer choice types."
"Today, we reviewed a test that the student had completed. I walked through the questions that she missed and gave her some general and specific suggestions to help her improve the way that she goes about answering questions. She is planning on completing two tests before we meet for our final session on Friday."
"Tonight we went through a full puzzle section. The student has a solid foundation in that section, and just needs to see a bigger variety of puzzles to find out where her weaknesses are, and also to increase her speed. We also went over a few argument questions, focusing on strengthen/ weaken questions, and then parallel reasoning. Between now and next week, she is going to take a full practice test. Afterwards, she needs to go through it and identify questions that she doesn't understand, so we can work on them in our tutoring session. We will also have an idea of where she is with her score. Good work tonight."
"We continued to work with Prep Test #62, this time focusing on Reading Comprehension at the student's request. We completed the first and third passages, a scientific description passage (on lichenometry for historical earthquakes), and a passage comparison (on agriculture and related tooth decay), respectively. The key factor in the way seems to be the intentional distractions and obfuscations of the test-makers -- and not the student's reasoning powers. This points to a need to improve speed and thoroughness of cutting to the core issues in order to apply the reasoning skills."
"We covered logic games, specifically "could be true" questions. We spent most of the time on identifying the conclusion in logical reasoning questions. The student is going to practice this on his own."
"We covered logical reasoning flaw questions and went over the most common flaws found on the LSAT. Then we moved to advanced scheduling games and multiplayer games. We went over basic diagrams for these games and strategic answering of harder questions. The student will complete a full-length test on his own this weekend, which I will grade and analyze."