Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on improving her logical reasoning and reading comprehension skills. In a practice test she took, she scored slightly better than where she began. She struggled at the start with the practice problems we did, but got much better with her accuracy towards the end. Her pacing is fine now, and she is able to complete all problems. She may be suffering from a lack of endurance, as she tends to miss more problems towards the end of the section, so we discussed some ways stay focused and build up her endurance. Finally, I sent her some more mastery questions so that we can improve her skills on strengthen/ weaken and assumption questions."
"The student and I started today's session by reviewing a loose sequencing logic game that was giving him some trouble. This was uncharacteristic, as he tends to excel with logic games. However, I identified that the issue was he had overlooked a "limited options" diagram for the game, which would have expedited the answers he was looking for. From there, we went into a discussion of logical reasoning and how to maximize efficiency in preparing for this section. We also reviewed several question types with which he was not familiar. He is taking a PT for extra practice. He will also be completing an RC section that we worked on today and blind reviewing his PT. The entire second half of our session was spent on an intro to Reading Comprehension and tips for success in the section. This was definitely an eye-opener for him, who said our conversation had changed the way he thought about the section completely. I'm hopeful this means he will perform well on the section tomorrow!"
"The student and I worked through many logic games. She has said she is now getting about half the questions right on a given AR section compared to three or four when she started. For the next session, the student will continue working on logic games, and we will review what she struggled with in our next session."
"The student and I worked through some more Logical Reasoning today. He seems to struggle with over-thinking, especially when he works for an extended period of time and gets bogged down in the details of questions. The inference, assumption, and method of argument questions were particularly bugging him. We went over some strategies to combat this, and he was definitely doing better afterward. With more practice, I think he'll be able to bring his LR section up to the level of his reading and games."
"The student completed two chapters of his lesson book this week, and we picked up with his questions from those. We reviewed the four basic game types and their sketches, and then we worked through two sequencing games together, outlining the best order to attack the questions in, how to use previous work, and how to know when you've made enough deductions to do a game. He's going to keep working in his book, and we'll pick up on Sunday with what he's done."
"The student continues to make great progress. Today, she worked through a logic game and then we reviewed some logical reasoning questions and techniques. In the logic game, she more quickly made inferences than I saw in our first few sessions. The practice is definitely paying off, as she is more confident in her ability to appropriately assess and work through the games. With the logical reasoning, she just needs to practice with a consistent approach. I think the best approach is the one provided in the LSAT book, which I advised her to purchase and which she will have by our next session. To learn the necessary skills, she will read the introduction, and we will discuss questions she may have during our next session."