Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student started his second semester off with the outbreak of WWI. We discussed the alliances formed at that time and the tensions in the form of military threats and readiness as well as nationalists movements that made the spark of the assassination of the Archduke ignite the war. We talked about the Serbian nationalist movement and about the sentiment for war by all parties. He did well this last semester in world history."
"A writing assignment on preparing a newsletter on Communism during the time of Karl Marx. Very interesting and very good session in which the student was taught basics of creative writing without "formal" lesson. Input came from him, myself and his father which helped to enrich his assignment."
"Worked on outlining a 5 page research paper, reviewing how to approach it. Made a timeline of deadlines for completion of outline, rough draft, 2nd draft, and final draft. Checked status of current classes and assessed any problem areas."
"Today we went over 1970's & 80's economic and political changes in China, Taiwan, & Korea. We reviewed terms for the different forms of governments in control of these countries and identified key terms."
"The student and I spent the entire session working on his WWII report for World History. I was pleasantly surprised with not only the amount of work he had completed prior to our session, but with the quality of his research and writing as well."
"The student was able to send me the full suite of slides that his professor used for lectures over the past two weeks. At the beginning of the session, he described the first exam to me, explaining that all questions were multiple choice and that most had come directly from materials on the slides. Based on this information, we started working through the slides. I asked him to summarize key points of each slide or section of slides, and then we started outlining these points so that he could use this material to help study for the next exam. Throughout this process, I regularly asked him to think about how the current course material related to ideas presented earlier in the semester, and I pointed out some of the potential tensions between competing ideas. This process was more interactive than previous sessions. We have a strong foundation for learning new material and reviewing concepts for the exam."