Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began with a review of some logical reasoning questions assigned at the end of our last lesson. We spent the rest of the first hour reviewing some challenging "grouping" logic games. These required a lot of scratch work and running of hypotheticals. We finished the lesson with two 5-question timed bursts of logical reasoning questions."
"Today we reviewed the practice questions I left, on which the student did very well. She made a logical error in validating the inverse of a logical statement as well as the contrapositive, which cost her 2 wrong answers on the practice questions, so we reviewed the difference, and she now has a strong understanding of the difference. We looked at the workbook she purchased, which makes an excellent supplement to the textbook we are using. We went over advanced linear games, including unbalanced and multi-variable questions. I left her with several practice problems, including some of the most difficult ones used in the last few years which incorporate those elements. I also reviewed some general test taking strategies, such as leaving certain "if" answer-type questions for later, as well as reading comprehension strategy (skimming, keywording, passage length-based order selection, etc.). Our plan is to finish completely with learning linear games on Monday and finish learning grouping games Wednesday, so that we can review the less common types on Friday, launching into timed practice and review of the other sections in week 3."
"We spent this afternoon reviewing 6 logic games. We focused on fixing some a few of the student's remaining problem areas. The student does very well when given enough time to work a problem, but his main issues are misinterpreting a question and failing to diagram when an answer is not readily apparent. By encouraging the student to carefully re-read the questions, and to engage in trial and error for problem solving, we were able to considerably increase his speed and accuracy."