Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on logic games at his request, as that is the area where he continues to struggle the most. He did very well on the first two games we practiced, scoring 10/11. The third and fourth game caused him more difficulty because of a hybrid function in one game and tricky rule in another game. We discussed ways to ensure that he has the right setup at the beginning so that he is clear on his deductions ahead of the questions. We then worked through two more moderate level difficulty games. I illustrated the necessary deductions and helped him understand the questions he missed."
"The student and I talked about some specific concerns he had about the LG section today. We discussed loose sequencing, making mental inferences and relying less on diagrams, and how to work out multiple-variable selection games. He has really taken to the material quickly and is showing promise for some really advanced strategies. If he can sustain this level of progress, he will be on track for a very competitive score."
"The student and I worked through the questions he had done for homework today. It seemed that many of his mistakes were just due to fatigue at the time he was working on it, but there were some topics he struggled with, particularly finding the flaw questions on the reasoning section. He had trouble with one of the passages in the reading section, but on review he was able to identify the correct answers, so he seems to have a good grasp on the reading. For next time he will be doing a games practice section, and then next week we will review how to solve flaw problems."
"The student and I worked through two and a half logic games. I showed her how to set them up and write down the rules, and we worked through the questions together. I'm going to send her a few more practice tests, and we will meet this week to go over the games she struggled with."
"The student completed two full Logic Games sections this past week, building on our work and his studies in that area. In general, his understanding is growing. We went through most of the eight games, some in detail and some doing spot-checks, with me offering slight modifications to his sketches. We also began looking at Logical Reasoning, going over the main question classification scheme. He's going to keep plugging along in his lesson book before we meet this weekend."
"The student continues to perform above average in LR and RC. He's still aiming to do better in those sections, but the focus is still on AR (logic games), as that's his most difficult subject. Consequently, since it's also the most "improvable" section, we should be able to improve his current overall score up to where it needs to be. Diagramming and navigating the diagram are his weakest areas, where he often resorts to comparing given answers to the rulesets in order to eliminate the low-hanging fruit, but that technique is both slow and forces the student to make some guesses. While diagrams take more time up front, they improve speed and accuracy while going through the answers. Homework is PT #54. I'm also sending the explanation sheet for PT #55 (that he took) and the worksheet for grouping defined fixed balanced logic games. The student should also work through some more games before tackling the next preptest, and focus on diagramming."