Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"[COVERED]: We began by discussing Acid/Base. The student already understood the definitions. We moved on to the K-a as a specialized K-eq, discussing the relative sizes of K-a, and the conjugate's K-b. We spent some time discussing the Henderson-Hasselbach equation, and its consequences for buffer systems, indicators, and the charge on an acid/base molecule. We then moved on to titrations, discussing the way to recognize the different titration curves, and the information we could extract from them. We then discussed his problem-solving strategy, and how to actually save time with some problem types. We revisited the concept of power, and discussed how to set up the solutions to complex problems which required discussing two forms of power, with and without efficiency conversions. Finally, I outlined the basics of how to attack Verbal Passages. [EXTRA PRACTICE]: The student wanted to perhaps do Verbal on his next session. He will get back to me."
"Yesterday we reviewed some additional logical reasoning problems that the student had completed since our last meeting. Her accuracy seems to be improving, but her main problem area is focusing on the more convoluted questions. To facilitate this, I encouraged her to break the information up into smaller, more manageable pieces. We also worked through one long reading passage, and she got 5 out of 6 questions correct."
"We continued to go over the reading comprehension section of the LSAT. She kept getting close to the right answer but missing it because of language. We discussed some strategies for her to use, paying close attention to word choice, paying attention to the strength of language, and finding the answer in the passage versus trying to remember or guess. When we went through them she was able to identify the correct answers after discussion of the passage. We talked about how she justified her answers and how she could repeat the success on her own. Part of the problem was possibly taking the test online so we're going to do some from her book for next session to hopefully resolve that issue."