Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went the details of President Wilson's presidency and the majority of WW1. We discussed Wilson's interaction with the trusts and his actions with the tariff, along with how he handled the war."
"The student and I discussed the time period between 1776 and 1787, basically from the Declaration of Independence through to the presentation of the newly minted Constitution to the states for ratification. We talked about many of the movers and shakers, known communally as the Founding Fathers, and well as others who became important either through military or political contributions. We went over the most important battles of the War for Independence, including those fought at New York City, Saratoga, and Yorktown. We examined the Treaty of Paris, Articles of Confederation, Federalist and Ant-Federalist Papers, and finally finished up with the Constitution and Bill of Rights."
"We reviewed a test the student had over the period between 1870-1910. The focus was on growth of business, European immigration, labor unions, Spanish-American War, Yellow Journalism, the Populist movement and political machines."
"The student's session went well. We reinforced her first unit -- the expansion of the American West -- in order to prepare her adequately for her final exam at the end of the month. I look forward to our next session."
"We worked on a document based question on the economic, social, and political consequences of the Vietnam War on the United States. The student had taken good notes on the sources and had written most of his introduction. I helped him formulate a basic outline and approach to the structure of the paper. We also discussed some of the documents, and I made sure he understood what they meant and how best to incorporate them into his essay. Finally, one of the critiques his teacher had for his previous DBQ was that he didn't include enough information in the paper from outside the documents. To address this and improve this paper, I helped him come up with ways to include more context and non-source related events in his essay. He was able to complete the essay during our session, and I helped edit it for him."
"The student and I started reviewing for the AP exam in April. The focus of this session was on covering the material from the beginning of the course. We went over material on pre-Columbian Native Americans up to 1675. We were able to cover a lot of ground, and I found a comprehensive review package that I sent the student to help for the exam."