Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began the session by reviewing a number of mastery practice questions she completed to try and improve her skills with strengthen, weaken, and assumption questions. Overall, she did very well on most of the questions. I went into detail on how to approach each question, especially focusing in on the assumption questions. Towards the end of the session we went through two reading comprehension passages. I explained some strategies she can use to improve her accuracy in this section while also reducing her time. We focused on her pacing, which was much better overall."
"The student and I focused today on formal logic in the logic games section of the test, followed by necessary assumptions in the logical reasoning section. We also discussed the law school application process. For extra practice, the student will complete some practice problems of the type we worked on today."
"The student and I mostly worked on causative arguments. I showed him that the only way of weakening a causative argument is to show the cause without the effect, the effect without the cause, or an alternative cause for the effect. He eventually grasped what I wanted him to know. Next session, I plan on working on how to strengthen causative arguments and how causative relationships can be seen in reading comprehension passages."
"The student and I practiced some logic games from the LSAT book, and I have seen tremendous progress in the way she approaches the games and analyzes the questions. I still worry about her reading through the questions so quickly that she misses what is being asked, but we discussed today the benefits of underlining keywords in the question (could be true, must be false, etc.) so that they jump out a bit more. Next week, we are going to transition to working more on logical reasoning, so she is going to do some practice problem sets and come back on Saturday with any questions she has. I will also prepare some logical reasoning questions that I think are good so that we can jump right in. Next time we do logic games, I want to see how she does completely on her own, without me discussing it at all - that way, I will be able to fully gauge her progress without my input."
"Today we practiced very difficult vocab and reading comprehension questions, which the student did very well on. The test is only a week away, and our last session is Wednesday, when we will cover a practice test that she will take, and discuss what to do on the day of the test."
"Today, we worked through the remainder of Verbal Section 4 from Practice Test #1. The student's technique and approach on RC are right on, and her accuracy is improving consistently. Her accuracy on SC is not quite as high, and she will be continuing to study vocab outside our sessions, as she feels that is a big factor. Before our next session, she is going to complete one of the practice tests to get a better idea of her current score range. We will then go through some of those questions and move into the second Quantitative section next time."