Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight was the first session with the student. We covered basic If >Then statements and contrapositives and advanced to more complex If>Then statements using the and/or concept. She seemed to grasp it well. The section that she wants to make the most improvement on is arguments, and we spent approximately half of the session tonight working on those. I expect that with more practice and discussion, her scores on that part of the test will improve. She seems to have a good base of skills for the puzzles section, but will still be able to improve by doing practice tests and then using our tutoring sessions to find areas to improve. Next week, we will go over another full practice test."
"We began by discussing previous preparation and experience. We also discussed priorities (all sections need some attention, but reading comprehension feels strongest) and some of my initial thoughts on approaches to the LSAT. Worked on Logical Reasoning problems from the first test in the prep book she had. I was taking a bit more of the lead in this session, but we'll make the transition to her leading them over time."
"We began by going over questions the student had missed on the last practice exam she took. Her reading score is improving; we also talked about trying to eliminate answers that use language that is too strong, as these are usually incorrect. Next time, we will focus on reading and logical reasoning, especially in the areas where the student struggles most."
"We began by reviewing logic games. The student remembered a good deal from our previous practice. I walked her through a number of practice games and illustrated the solutions. She was able to answer most of the questions. We ended by practicing some logical reasoning questions. We went over each of the questions she missed and discussed how to arrive at the right answer. Her pacing was a bit behind, but we believe it will improve with practice."
"We began by summarizing the studying that the student has done up until now on her own. She has been struggling to break through her current test scores and wants to improve in all three test sections. As a study strategy, I suggested that she sort logic games by type, and complete multiple games from one type before moving on to the next. Before our next session, she is going to compile a binder for logic games practice for herself. She will send any questions to me by email. She said she felt this gave her a fresh perspective, so that is a win!"
"We began reviewing the LSAT the student took, first going through the LSAT section and then starting on LR. He is having a harder time with LR than with LG, so we need to focus some attention there. Next week, we will start talking about specific question types and how to answer them."