Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we discussed the cultural legacy of the Byzantine Empire as well as the Dark Ages. After this we created a chart comparing major world religions with terms and concepts that were relevant to the class. The student had some trouble with recalling concepts, but the chart seemed to be a good memory device when it came to religions which had been mentioned numerous times. I told the student to review chart for next time. No concerns."
"The student and I spent most of our time together working on the text of his project. We are working on the timeline for the poster, which details the events of the actual uprising in April. He will also write the sections corresponding to the aftermath and have to decide if he needs a summary of events. We haven't yet figured out the layout of the poster, but we'll do that once we have the text completed. With the student, I worked on more applications of percents and talked about his test corrections (43/50). Most of the mistakes that he made were minor."
"For our final session the student and I prepared for his last final of the year on Western Civ. We organized the notes he could take into the test and went over many of the more important things he has learned throughout the course of the year"
"We worked on three essays. We finished one and outlined two others. I helped the student edit what he worked on. We will continue to work on essays as this is what he has the most issues with. I did not see any grades and I did not leave him with practice. I did ask him to finish an essay we worked on and I'd look at it in our next session."
"This one hour session focused on the development and understanding of the causes and effects of the Russian Revolution as it pertained directly to the Cold War. The student requested extra help in this area as he is preparing for his final in this area over the course of this next week. The student and I covered specific areas of the Russian Revolution including but not limited to important players, primary dates, and perceived conclusions about this time period."
"Today we worked on a very interesting project for the student's humanities class about the lost generation in Australia. We really had to start at the beginning with this project. She had already done some background research and started creating the outline for her infographic. She started with the research she pulled and I went through and tried to make connections to it about events she did know and understand about. Creating these connections made her understand what she should do for the infographic. We did a lot of reflecting on the research to really understand the event before returning to finish the infographic. Her final project was fantastic; she is always willing to try her very hardest and it shows in her finished work."