Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over homework that he had from Chapter 19: Drifting Towards Disunion. We went through the chapter, and he defined all the key vocabulary terms that his teacher had assigned for the chapter."
"Began the session by reviewing list of presidents and important U.S events. Then, reviewed events of the 1920s ( prohibition, roaring 20s, etc.). The session ended with discussion of reading comprehension and AP test strategies."
"This week we went over some techniques for writing DBQs and also how to organize an essay into thesis and topic sentences. We also discussed some history and terms relevant to the essays questions we practiced with."
"This was our first session, so the student and I talked a bit about what she needs from me. Specifically, the student wants help with honing her essay skills in AP English and US History. She is concerned about her ability to do DBQ and analytic essays during the AP tests that are coming up mid May. We discussed the idea of finding threads between documents, and I emailed her two descriptions of how to do document based essays. We also discussed what she was currently learning in US History, and we went over some of the salient points connecting the two world wars. We also discussed her current reading in English (The Great Gatsby). she will be sending me a sample of her response to a DBQ so I can analyze where her strengths are and what improvements she can make within the next month before the test."
"We covered how to write a better history paper. We reviewed a paper she had written the week before. I gave her some clues on how to expand paragraphs. I left her with the assignment to re-write the paper for next week."
"The student and I concluded our review for her upcoming final. We discussed imperialism, colonization, social Darwinism, the Opium Wars, the Meiji Restoration, and several other topics. I am confident that she will do well on her exam and qualify for the upper division classes she is seeking to enroll in next year."