Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished the fluids chapter and finished the rest of the in-chapter problems. We reviewed the difference between real and ideal fluids, Bernoulli's equation, volume flow rate, and ideal fluid flow. We then briefly reviewed stress and strain."
"I started this session with the student by reviewing how radical terms behave in various situations. Once we had covered adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying radical terms, we moved on to the Pythagorean Theorem. We did several practice problems and I then had him do some problems on his own. The student showed an excellent handle on how to use the PT. We then moved on to the distance formula and practiced how to utilize it to find the distance between two points on an XY coordinate plane. Again, he quickly picked up on how to utilize the distance formula. We ended the session by practicing how to solve radical equations in various situations and utilized that knowledge to walk through some word problems."
"We reviewed all of test 1 from the red book. The student had the most questions on the math section, but got equivalent scores (26-28) across all sections. Many of his math errors were due to carelessness, but he also shared that he feels lacking in trig skills. We will review this in more detail at our next meeting. I introduced a change in reading strategy that he will try as he takes his next practice test."
"The student and I went over the math section as well as the reading section. She has a solid understanding of the math and can do it quickly and accurately. In the reading section, she is working on using the strategy that works for her and doing it within the time frame."
"The student has made much improvement since I started with her. Material that she used to struggle with comes fairly easy to her now. Reading and writing in particular were difficult for her but now, she identifies the correct answers to reading sections without trouble and has shown vast improvement in her ability to outline and compose an essay."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed several topics covered during class. Some of the topics we covered were the steps of Mitosis and Meiosis. We also covered the main things to know for each and some examples of what can go wrong, such as nondisjunction resulting in trisomy 21."
"Today we reviewed vocab words during the first part of the session. We did a few practice fill in the blank questions. the student did well with those. For our next session, the student is going to remake her vocab words and learn 10 more words. We then switched to advance arithmetic. The student did fine with this section."
"The student took a timed practice test yesterday. She struggled to complete each section and found it hard to focus due to anxiety. She is reconsidering taking the Monday exam. Whether she takes the test Monday or not, she plans to retake it in the fall. I outlined a long-term study approach that I think will best prepare her for the fall. We reviewed questions that she had found particularly problematic on the practice exam, and I demonstrated how my techniques could have been applied to each."
"The student and I worked mostly on logic games, as she feels this is her weakest area, and although she does well when working with me, she does not believe she is able to set up a visual, and reason out the questions on her own. She is definitely improving, but some questions still stump her. Continued practice will be key."
"I assisted the student with logical reasoning, by going through a complete section for practice, and explaining strategies and ways to identify wrong answer types. We then went over two logic games, reviewing the strategy I taught him earlier."
"The student is planning on taking the September LSAT. In addition to a course with strategy prep, he's studying on his own. He has already completed a couple of prep books. I advised him not to worry about timing or taking full prep tests until he finishes getting down the methods for solving each type of question. Prepping for the LSAT is a three-step process, I told him. Once he gets his methods down, he'll be able to move on to drilling individual sections, and then full timed prep tests. We spent most of our time working through a few Logic Games. I showed him my process, stressing that setting up the diagram and working out deductions was the most important part. We then went through a few Logical Reasoning problems as well. Overall, I think he has a lot of potential. He's quick to learn and has good instincts for processing arguments."
"The student and I started off talking through where he is now on the LSAT, so we can work to best improve his testing approach. For this session, we focused on a lot of different types of logic games - how to set diagrams up, break down rules, and eliminate bad answers. We'll move on to logical reasoning during our next session."