Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the causes of and details of the American Revolution. We reviewed the following Acts: the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, the Tea Act, and the Intolerable Acts. We also discussed the Sons of Liberty and the First Continental Congress. Since the student was not studying for an imminent test, we were able to go slower and get a little more detailed in our discussions. The student has a paper and an assignment due in the next few weeks."
"Today we went over his homework and then worked on brainstorming and organizing for his essay. This was mostly an exercise in both marshaling his knowledge, and then organizing it by time and different groups of participants."
"The student is having trouble grasping some of the broader concepts associated with the subjects of each chapter and how to connect them to larger themes for the purposes of questions and quizzes. We talked about the presidency of John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, and tried to place some of the larger issues of each presidency into larger historical context. This included reviewing Quincy's unpopularity and themes of nationalism vs. sectionalism and states rights, as well as Jackson's war on the banks."
"The student and I continued work on her case study paper. She heard back from her instructor that she does need to use in-text citations instead of just a works-cited page, and we planned for her to work on adding in those citations as she works through the paper on her own. We still have about 5 additional sections to complete, and will continue that work on Wednesday."
"We worked on the student's analysis paper today. I helped her break down the articles and answer her assigned questions in essay form. We found and cited sources for the paper, and I proof-read and corrected her paper. She had a assignment finished by the end of our session. She is now caught up on all her weekly writing assignments."
"I met with the student today for two hours. During that time I helped him read and interpret Franz Kafka's novella, Metamorphosis. We will compare Kafka's writing to Kollontai on the demise of the traditional family as a result of capitalism in a different essay. He is doing exceptional!"