Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through some LR and focused on AR questions from Section 3 on p. 628. We did the first two together, and mapped the fourth. Please finish that section and do as many AR questions from the book as possible. Also, do the RC from Practice Test 65. We will plan when to take the full diagnostic."
"We went through the practice test the student took and reviewed questions in the math and verbal sections that he got wrong. He understood all of the explanations. He should practice geometry and vocab more. We will continue to work on this next session."
" We went through the parallels between classical logic taught in mathematics, and the critical reasoning vocabulary being used in the GRE. "
"The student and I began by going over a few logic games that she had struggled with in her own practice. I walked her through the game sketch and the necessary deductions. We then went over the questions and addressed any problems with her reasoning. We then went on to practice logical reasoning questions. She is doing better on these questions overall and her pacing is much better. We went through the questions in a detailed fashion; I explained how to find the correct answer for the questions she missed."
"The student and I first worked on a couple of rare games that do not fit general set-up techniques. Although these games are rare (especially in the last several years), they rely upon a type of pure reasoning ability this is important to keep up with. We also worked on sufficient and necessary assumptions. He has a tendency to make these too complicated and sometimes fails to see a logical jump (or at least the most narrow part of the jump). This is something we definitely need to continue to work on. Next time, I hope to get to some of his reading comprehension issues."
"We reviewed the rate problems again -- let's try to hone this concept a bit more in our coming sessions. We also did some nice review on exponent rules involving fractions and negatives. The big lesson for the day was combinatorics."