Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a large research assignment for History. He had an assignment due Monday, to submit a detailed outline of his proposed research paper with an indicative working title (the impact of the Spanish Inquisition affected the Spanish Jewish communities in Spain). He had already completed the research portion by creating flashcards with cited information on them referencing the definition of the Spanish Inquisition, the rise of the Spanish inquisition, the methods of interrogation for the Spanish interrogation, and what happened to the Jewish community based on the long-term effects of the Spanish inquisition. The student struggled with organizing all of the little isolated pieces of data into flowing and cohesive paragraphs. After struggling with writing the flashcards into paragraphs, I suggested that rather than trying to integrate each flashcard into an otherwise blank essay, we pour out all the flashcards and line them up in a way that made sense to us. Although dubious, the student agreed to try this. Adding the visual aspect of organizing the data really helped him. We were able to organize each datapoint/flashcard into a paragraph, which translated roughly to the chronological progression of Jewish persecution during the Spanish inquisition. I left the student with the flashcards clearly arranged and organized. The student's job is to type up the organization of the flashcards in preparation to submit the outline to his teacher. Excellent session. I expect to review the written portion of the essay when the student and I meet next week."
"We completed a review packet on constitutional issues and later reviewed the Antebellum Period and Texas annexation. I did not leave any practice, and I did not see any grades."
"We reviewed the student's outline for his paper. We agreed the student would have 4 pages of his paper written by next Monday when we will have the next session. We looked over the student's speech for Head Boy."