Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on practice tests. For this session, we began a new question type called assumption questions. I explained what these questions look like and also explained how to break down the argument and test the answer choices. We then went through a large number of practice questions. He struggled at the start because he had a hard time wrapping his head around how to break down the argument and decipher the answer choices. Towards the end of the session, he got much better and began to have a better grasp of how to attack these question types."
"The student and I used today's session to regroup. We went over some problems that had been giving her trouble, followed by a full review of the logic games method. We worked through two full games, focusing on limited options diagramming, question based strategies, and levels of truth in choosing correct answers. Overall, I was very pleased with the progress the student has made in the interim. For extra practice, she will be completing more logic games."
"The student and I worked through two sequencing logic games and also some of the LR questions she missed on PT32. For next time, she will continue to review tests, and we can review what she got wrong, with a focus on logic games."
"The student continues to do well on Logic Games questions in untimed exercises, but struggles when the timer is running. We talked through test anxiety and some of the major ways people can learn to cope with it. The primary thing for her, I believe, will be focusing on the task at hand, constraining her thoughts to the step-by-step methods we've discussed, thinking, "OK, what do I need to do here?" instead of, "Oh, I hope I can figure this out," as a first thought. We walked through a couple of games together, distinguishing further the types of questions and a few major approaches before turning to logical reasoning for a general rundown."
"The student did a complete practice test on his own yesterday. We reviewed the results and discovered that he needed to spend more time on RC, but he was very good on LR. This makes sense, as we have been spending more time on LR. Also, he is taking too much time on LG, and we discussed strategies for improving speed. On RC, we spent the most time improving accuracy, using strategies to help him understand the overall structure of the passage."
"The student did well on her homework, and didn't feel she needed to go over it, so we started off by working through some logical reasoning questions. She explained that she often had trouble with figuring out exactly what the question was asking, so we worked on that and I believe we made some progress. Afterward, she got a bit burned out on the logical reasoning, so we worked through a set of logic game questions. For next week, she will be practicing the logical reasoning strategies we discussed and doing some more practice games."