Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student again focused exclusively on logic games, oscillating between grouping and sequencing problems. The emphasis on efficiency was intensified this session, with illustrations of how complete diagramming can boost speed. She has shown significant progress in speed and accuracy and she is well on her way to tackling some advanced logic games, which will be the focus for the next session."
"We started working on the student's logic games timing. I timed her for individual games giving her as much time as she would have per game on the test. Then we reviewed the answers together. For homework, the student will take three practice tests and adhere to the time constraints."
"Grouping logic games; Pure Sequencing logic games; diagramming initial setup and remembering how to efficiently mark down each rule; how LSAT skills relate to law school; planning out future sessions."
"This session, we covered the rest of Chapter 3: Linear Games. We worked on the remaining concepts, including: Global/Local question stem ID and Truth Characteristics. We also covered the first three linear logic games."
"The student completed the last two sections from the test he started at the beginning of the week. He got 20 of 27 correct on reading comprehension and 22 of 25 correct on the second arguments section. We reviewed incorrect answers from one of the reading comprehension passages and from the arguments. We then worked through some new arguments questions."
"We discussed Redox. We began by reviewing Formal Charge and comparing it to the Oxidation State. We used some example molecules to apply my "electron robbery" metaphor and showed how it parallels the rule-based version. We reviewed how to determine that redox is happening via a problem. We then forayed into bioredox, showing how the flavins oxidize the carbon backbone and how the ETC is a series of successive redox reactions. We then discussed Electrochem, revitalizing his knowledge of Voltage. He is doing well on the theory and is still a little shaky on the math, but he is eager to cut his teeth on more problems to improve. Next up, Circuits for Wednesday."
"The student and I met this afternoon to review kinetics, equilibrium, fluids and solids. As always, she was comfortable with the equations needed to solve the different types of problems we encountered. I emphasized the importance of understanding the conceptual underpinning of the material today, and as we approached each passage asked her to explain her interpretation of the material discussed. I'll continue to make this a priority in our session so that she feels comfortable answering both discrete and passage-style questions."