Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student finished up his English presentation project. I was able to diagnose some of the student's weaknesses and I recorded them so that he can study these vital areas. We will continue to work on test prep via actual past exams and review books. I also briefly lectured on some history lessons provided by his teacher."
"Continued to work with the student, to study for Global History & Geography assessment test exam. She did better on the multiple choice, but seems to need help with the written sections, including the documents and essays. We discussed planning both essays before writing them, and made an outline for both essays on a practice assessment test. I asked her to practice an essay for homework."
"We worked on developing ideas and an outline for a writing assignment due on 6/30. We researched Napoleon's rise, the major events of his life and his effect on Europe, and the history and implications of unification in Italy and Europe"
"The student and I worked on an essay in World History about the harsh treatment of Germany after World War I. We worked on developing the essay from introduction, thesis, supporting paragraphs and conclusion. We determined that the student needs to expand his vocabulary words and we will continue to work on this."
"I checked in with the students to see how things were going after their summer vacation; I was happy to hear that the work we did together back in June received 99 or 100% scores from their teachers. Today we worked on the student's world history reading assignments."
"Today we read through Scene III of Act 1 of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." We began with a short review of the last few years of Caesar's life and the Roman festival of Lupercal (Wikipedia articles). We then worked through the scene addressing concepts, unusual vocabulary, and the dark side of human nature as exhibited in Cassius' recruiting conspirators for the assassination of Caesar. We then "gamed" a plausible test question the student may receive in class. He is doing very well and is very receptive to my varied approach to Shakespeare and the Elizabethan world."