Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a big test on the democracy unit next week and we worked on making a sheet he can bring into the test with him. We began by naming and differentiating some of the key people he has studied, from Cleisthenes to Rousseau, leading up to the French Revolution. It was a helpful study session to remember what he has learned. We will finish the sheet on Sunday."
"We continued working on the study guide. The student also is practicing mapping the cities, countries, rivers, etc. of Asia. We also went over quadratic equations in preparation for the algebra quiz she has Thursday. The student studied hard."
"Today the student and I began work on his unit assignment for history regarding World War 1. We went through each section of the project and I had him lay out specific areas he planned on covering within each, and helped him to make sure that his work would follow the rubric for a good grade. We were able to get some research work in as well."
"During this session, I read the student's final draft for his history research paper. He did a great job editing his essay and addressing the grammar that were present in his rough draft. We practiced rewriting a paragraph from his essay with both in mind. Overall, I was very impressed with his dedication to the improvement of his essay. We then worked on some of the language in poems he wrote for his English class. We also did a creative writing exercise in his front yard where he had to identify three things that represented freedom to him and use them in a simile. During this session, I began to read his final draft for his history paper. We made a checklist, and he is going to look to the checklist when he edits his paper before our session next week. We defined what the active and passive voice mean, read examples of each, and practiced writing our own sentences. He and I concluded his session with the same simile writing exercise."
"Today, the student and I began by finishing his Abraham Lincoln project. We also went through his speech one more time, making a few small edits. We finished the session with math homework (finding patterns, determining if they are arithmetic/geometric/both/neither)."
"We worked on reviewing for the student's test. I put together a timeline for the French Revolution to help explain the different phases. We ended by talking about the different political and social philosophies that came out of this period."