Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I covered what makes a civilization, Middle East topography and water bodies, Muhammad, Islam, the rise of Islam, Indian topography and water bodies, and Hinduism. I believe he struggles the most with geography. No concerns from this session. I left him with readings, maps, and chapter terms."
"We continued to work on the student's research paper covering child labor during the industrial revolution. He has so far completed the introduction and most of the answer to his first topic sentence (there are three topic sentences in total). We also quickly looked over some of his geometry assignment over parallelograms."
"The student and I have been primarily focusing on boosting his World History grade this semester. We worked on completing his Unit 2 Study guide in order to complete extra credit."
"We worked on an English assignment, answering hypothetical scenarios about moral quandaries. Then we spent the rest of the time taking notes from her History textbook about the Industrial Revolution, since for her, history notes take a very long time. She felt that us taking notes together for history was very helpful for an in-class essay she had last week, a comparison/contrast on the revolutions from the 18th century, so we will continue to work on it together."
"The student has a World History test on Friday. We worked on chapters 14, 16-17 dealing with topics from the black plague to Martin Luther. We completed most of the study guide with only a few questions left. We will review the study guide tomorrow before the test."
"Today we covered Period 4 of material, 1800-1848. The student has a good understanding of this material and it was evident that she reviewed her notes beforehand. I am sending her additional questions for review of this section. She also has several charts form last session that she can continue to fill in for more review."
"All four students did their homework from last week. It was well written and followed the requirements. I was impressed by some of the observations they made regarding migration and their own plans in the future. We covered Chapter 3: Culture. This included the difference between material culture and aesthetic culture, and global culture vs. local culture. We discussed how cultures interact, move, change, and influence one another. Homework for this week: choose a product or company and research it. Write a paragraph describing the how the product got started and became popular. Show the research."
"We got a lot accomplished in this session! We went over the week's reading and clarified questions the student had from her class on Thursday. She seemed to have a much clearer understanding of the material by the end of the session. For the last 20 minutes we went over the draft of her Critical Reflection and discussed some larger structural or content revisions. She will send me her next edited draft and we will revise it from there."
"We worked on the student's Art History flashcards and continued our process of personalizing. Again, he's great to work with."
"Ran through the student's notecards again, making sure to mark the ones she's still having trouble remembering. Everything is on track and we're making it through the entire stack now."
"During this session we covered chapter 16, which focused on southern culture and the institution of slavery as both a social and economic force in the 19th century."
"The student and I went in-depth into an article that he had to go over for his class. I explained to him the background philosophical context with the basics of Aristotelian terminology, and I unpacked all of the different concepts in the article. In the end, we were able to summarize the article and explain it point by point. He wanted to go above and beyond the assignment, so I helped him to do so by explaining everything in great detail to him."