Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For the first hour, we reviewed key terms from her study guide for chapters 9, 10, and 11 for an upcoming test. She had e-mailed me in advance of the terms she was not clear on. For the remaining 30 minutes we went over how to write the "body" portion of an historical essay. I had asked her the week before to write 3 paragraphs (the body) for a thesis she had already written an introduction for. Though the paragraphs were decent, there is still a lot of room for improvement, particularly on the analysis portion of the body paragraph. Next week we will be working on DBQ analysis as she has a class DBQ next Tuesday."
"Today we covered Chapter 14 material. Since she has not completed the chapter, we did part Q&A review and part lecture. We also discussed some key terms from her homework that she had trouble finding. She had a test last week. She says she has difficulty understanding what is important or noteworthy when it comes to social history; I made sure to point out aspects that were most important to know and strategies for figuring out what may be noteworthy. I've asked her to provide her next syllabus for the purposes of planning sessions."
"We went through the student's PowerPoint presentations that were given to him by his professor. The information covered ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Africa, China and Japan. The student's biggest issue is being able to remember all of the material given, so when we meet again we'll be reviewing his test and formulating strategies to prepare him for his upcoming work. I instructed the student to go over the PowerPoint presentations each day."