Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session the student and I continued to go over logical reasoning. She took a quiz, and we went over all of the logical reasoning questions that she missed, making sure she understood why her answer was incorrect and the right answer was correct. Then we continued by going through some questions together."
"The student and I went through a series of practice sections in final preparations for his test on Saturday."
"Reviewed logic games that the student had completed, and discussed how to handle sequencing game. Reviewed logical reasoning questions."
"We talked through test strategy today and what's going to happen tomorrow. The student is in very good shape. Good luck!"
"The student has made a lot of progress. We first reviewed her practice exam, and went over each question she missed. Her scaled score was in the low 160s, which is higher than the previous practice exam she took. We went over strategies for logical reasoning questions in general. Namely, we discussed the difference between factual statement, premise, and conclusion, and also noted complex arguments with multiple conclusions. We went over each of the 13 different logical reasoning questions, and determined which were solved by applying the conclusion to the answer choices, and which require applying the answer choices to reach the conclusion. We discussed basic test-taking strategy. Finally, we discussed the importance of focus, of identifying key words in conclusions, and of not stressing out about the score. She will do great, and I've really enjoyed being her tutor."
"The student and I went through a practice LSAT she had taken. Her score was within the range we hoped for. We then discussed next steps in school admissions and test day preparedness."
"The student reviewed a series of problem in preparation for taking the LSAT the next day. The review was general, examining a broad range of problems as a final review for the test."
"We covered reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and logic games (in and out). The student showed tremendous progress."
"We spent the first hour today reviewing several logical games the student had on her last practice exam. We went through the setup together, as well as how to tackle the questions individually. This seemed particularly productive, and she has definitely been improving. We then finished this hour by going over logical reasoning questions which she had missed to work on reasoning out what makes the correct answer the best answer in each. We spent our second hour working through a set of logical reasoning questions I had assembled. They were a combination of some of the most difficult questions and most common types. She did very well on these, particularly the assumption questions, which are quite common. For our next session, she is going to continue working through as much of the practice book as she can and let me know if any particular type of games are more difficult than others. I am going to prepare a worksheet similar to the one we used today but just with the abstract subject matter questions since those are the most difficult for her."
"We studied conditional reasoning, either-or statements, multiple sufficient and necessary conditions, interdependent conditions, and diagramming rules."
"The student and I reviewed questions from her most recent LSAT exam, worked on a tough logic game and reading passage, and discussed timing strategies."
"This was my first session with the student. During the first part of our time together, we talked about her previous experience with the test and which sections she found most difficult. We looked at her comparative results from 2 diagnostic tests and 1 official LSAT. We identified Logical Reasoning as the main area of focus, followed by Reading Comp and time management. We reviewed one LR and one LG section of her December LSAT, focusing on the incorrect answers and trying to determine why she'd gotten them wrong. We identified assumptions and flaws as the most difficult question types. We will meet on Tuesday to review the rest of the test. We will also try to "debunk" the assumption arguments and get her feeling comfortable with those. In the meantime, the student will continue working with her materials, particularly the online practice questions. I have also recommended that she practice the logic games one at a time with a time constraint, so as to improve her time management on each game separately."