Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During my first session with the student, I learned that he is currently covering the 60s, specifically the civil rights movement, the Kennedy administration, and the LBJ administration. We looked at and discussed at some of the key figures that were listed in his objectives study guide, including: Robert F. Kennedy, Charles De Gaulle, Robert McNamara, Stokely Carmichael, and J. William Fulbright. I brought a copy of "American Dreams: The United States Since 1945" by H.W. Brands to my session, and I asked him to read a chapter (about Kennedy's transition into the presidency) while I looked over some of his classwork. The Brands book covers the material in his textbook, and after reading part of it, he expressed that he enjoyed and felt more engaged. As a result, I left him the Brands book and asked him to read the two chapters covering the 1960s as supplementary material to his textbook."
"We spent most of this session reviewing the events of World War 2 and their effect on American society in the 30s and 40s."
"During this session we went over early Mexican history to the early 20th century. The focus was on the history of this time period, such as why the Mexican War was fought, the revolution of 1810 and 1910, and how the government changed during this period and the effect that it had on society. We also talked about NAFTA as well and, with that, a little bit about free trade and what it means. The student seems to be learning the material, and there were times that she said, "Hold on. Do not tell me. I know this." When the session was over, I told her to continue to focus on major historical names during this time period, as well as the economic concepts like capitalism, state capitalism, etc. We will be meeting again this Sunday, so that we may prepare for the test that she has on Monday covering Mexico."