Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met with Student 1 and Student 2 online. They were working on a history of technology assignment for their World History class. The assignment required them to pick a battle from history and imagine what might have happened if some new technology had been introduced, tipping the balance in favor of one side or the other. We went over the reading -- an article about military technology -- then I asked them to brainstorm a list of battles they had covered in earlier units. I helped them key in on relevant sections of the article to decide upon technologies, for example Student 1 decided to focus on the Jin Dynasty's defense against the Mongols in the 13th Century using gunpowder over black powder. After discussing a basic structure for their writing assignments, each twin said she had enough to complete the assignment."
"We studied Gilded Age American history, practiced answering open-ended questions about social and political trends for the age."
"I helped the student work on a paper and we discussed aspects of World War II. She and I worked on a paper together for the Old Man and the Sea."