Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Spent most of the session quizzing the student from her note cards. She has over half fully learned; still in a great spot for Thursday's test. Also spent some time reviewing her essay for Communications. It's very nearly done, just needs some sprucing up. She's a strong writer."
"The student has begun a new intensive seminary course, and is completing her first written assignments. Upon request, I reviewed and commented on a draft of her required proposal for a research paper."
"I helped the student prepare for an upcoming Theology test by going through all the material with him. I had prior knowledge of all the material, so I was able to give him some supplementary help as well to boost his understanding of it. We went over the five characteristics of "law" (i.e. ordered, promulgated, for the common good, reasonable, and from a just authority), the first three of the ten commandments, their relation to the three theological virtues (i.e. faith, hope, and charity), and the concepts of true freedom and determinism."
"The student was able to show me her class syllabus last week. She has a test the Monday after break in Geography. Her teacher has already provided her with the study guide for this test. We went over the study guide in detail, answering the questions and discussing the themes in this unit of study, Population, and Migration. First, we reviewed basic definitions of demographic terms, such as birth rate and overpopulation. Then, she had to draw population pyramids to represent each stage of development that countries go through. We discussed these pyramids and stages at length and their application in today's world. We discussed LDCs (less developed countries) and MDCs (more developed countries), push and pull factors, human settlement patterns, etc. I always offer for her to email me if she has any questions about what we reviewed or anything new that comes up."
"Today was our last session before the student's finals. We worked on timed in-class writing. I told her to focus on creating a good thesis and topic sentences that lead her teacher through her academic writing. I told her to try and simplify her points so that she presents her arguments up front. She has improved a lot since we began working together and I wish her the best."
"We worked on some of the court cases having to do with first amendment issues. We used the same story format as the last time. Next time, we will focus on Federalism, and analyze the student's last test to see what else we need to work on."