Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered topics all the way from the battle of Stalingrad to the dropping of the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, from D-Day to the Yalta conference. Trying to tie facts together about Kamikaze's and unconditional surrender takes a little background, so the student and I are worried what will be considered fair game on the final test in this unit. Hopefully the teacher will give the students a little guidance on what to study. I will try to think of a way to synthesize the most important frameworks for understanding this war and its impact on the postwar world."
"We worked on an outline for a comparative essay. Once we finished, I instructed her to finish the rest of the essay for our next session, in which I'll review it like I did with her last essay, a DBQ. I then helped her review material and we finished the period 600-1450. We will start off from 1450-present in our next session. I did not see any grades."
"The student is starting to study for her finals. We worked on her vocabulary from "power of one" and terms for her world cultures text next week. She also worked on skills for her world cultures test. She also completed her collision theory homework for chemistry class."
"This session we continued covering essay organization techniques going over outlines with recent outlines the students had gone over in his class. He has problems writing topic sentences but seems to grasp the overall organization. He said recent feedback on in class practice has been positive. No extra practice or overall concerns."
"The student is working on putting together the paper. We expect to make final revisions next session on Sunday, and I will assist in formatting. We read and discussed various themes, integrating information likely to be on the final."
"Tonight, we spent 1 hour going over vocabulary definitions from the student's class. We were able to get through a little more than half of the words. I could tell she was taking good notes, and she should continue studying on a regular basis to keep the information fresh."