Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed her self-assessment for physics, making it halfway through all the questions that she answered incorrectly. She scored well above average in every section, and I'm optimistic about her performance next month!"
"The student did some reviews in Physics since we last met, and we went over the questions he had in those topics. We also talked about more verbal test taking strategies because he was starting to grasp ideas by doing more practice tests. He's going to review organic chemistry during the holidays, and start doing more practice questions."
"Today we worked on physical sciences content review and practice problems. I mentioned strategies to deal with problems when the student didn't feel confident with the subject matter. She received a 9 on a recent physical sciences test, which is closer to the score she would like. She will take a full length timed practice test before we meet next."
"We spent time reviewing the method for approaching logic games, with a specific eye towards strict sequencing games (the most common game type). We slowly went through a strict sequencing game from the LSAT book and then spent time setting up an additional strict sequencing game (which I asked the student to finish as homework). We reviewed logic game question types and common strategic approaches to those various questions. Next time, we'll review the homework I shared with her (2 additional strict sequencing games) and spend time discussing the logical reasoning section of the LSAT. She is doing great work so far, but could benefit from consistent logic games practice (maybe a game each day). It took her time to recall the approach and commonalities between all games, and that is something than can be easily addressed by building consistent practice into her daily LSAT tutoring routine."
"We went over logic games. To do well on logic games, you have to become fast and fluent at applying the conditionals. I recommend a simple set up, as connected as possible, with minimum redundancy. For logical reasoning, put all your effort into understanding the passage and reading the answer choices with care. You shouldn't have to think very much. If you do, you're likely to make a mistake."
"We went over some LR questions the student had, and then did a review chapter on LG. She is really strong on LG; we just need to make sure she gets the speed that will come with doing timed practice sections."