"In our extended session today, the student and I discussed two project assignments - one for Biology and one for US History. For Biology, he was to complete a notes worksheet, two extended essays, and two bubble diagrams outlining various organ systems in plants and humans. He completed sections on the notes worksheet on the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system. For the first essay and double-bubble assignment, we compared and contrasted the vascular tissues of the plant (xylem and phloem) with the cardiovascular system of humans - detailing the pathways, cell types, structural arrangement, and functions of each system before outlining the similarities between plant and animal circulatory systems. For the second essay and double-bubble assignment, we outlined how the nervous and musculoskeletal systems worked together to allow for movement. In each system, we discussed the cell types, cell structure, purpose of each system, and how the systems individually contributed to movement. I supplemented information from the book and notes with short videos recapping the information. This electronic visual approach to learning seemed to help him with the concepts; I will integrate this into future sessions. Finally, we linked the two systems together for movement regulation. After discussing the Biology assignment, we moved onto US History where he was to complete a timeline of US foreign policy with pictures, text captions, and answer 5 short-response questions on the back. We assembled the cut-out dates and events and read through the chapter in the textbook that outlined when and why each development in foreign policy occurred. After discussing each event, he placed it on the timeline and included a representative picture for the scenario. After completing the timeline, he answered the 5 short-response questions about foreign policy, completing the assignment. We also looked on his school website and found his semester exams are the 22nd - 24th of January. We will review Geometry packets tomorrow in our session as preparation for his Math exam and outline a study schedule for his Geometry and Biology courses so he may prepare over the review week and weekend. Once he finds out the exact dates of those two exams, we will plan the dates of our tutoring sessions pertaining to the semester exams in more detail."