Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed her next integration paper assignment. She is doing a good job managing multiple work and family responsibilities along with school requirements. The two persistent areas where she needs to focus is 1) decoding instructions for each assignment and 2) citing sources consistently and selectively in her writing. Otherwise, her analysis is superb and she is a determined student."
"The student has a test coming up on Tuesday in his religious studies class. He also had a brief extra credit assignment on the same subject as well. First, we did the extra credit assignment together: a short, 1-2 page paper on how conscience is misunderstood in modernity. I helped proofread it for him, as well as go over the major ideas involved in the answer. After finishing the assignment, we turned our attention to his class notes for the test, and I explained and elaborated upon each of the points he had. He also had a few lingering questions on a bit of the material that I helped clarify for him as well (e.g. the difference between "vincible," "invincible," and "affected" ignorance)."
"The student and I prepared a detailed study guide of key terms for her Intro to Islam final exam. We researched the key terms given to her by her professor. Together we rewrote the concepts in clear language. She finds it helpful to work with someone because it helps her stay on track. She likes discussing things out loud because she can better understand the material by explaining it to someone else."
"The student did a great job of committing quite a few more cards to memory. We can make it about halfway through the deck asking back to front now, as well as going all the way through the deck front to back. One more session next week, plus a little more study over the weekend, and she'll be golden."
"The student is preparing for midterm exams, so we worked on her study guide review packet that is due Tuesday. We worked on specific sections that she requested, which included physical processes, push and pull factors, and culture. I helped her to organize her binder, so she could find her notes to complete the review."
"We focused closely on examples that the student can use to bump up her free response grades because they show clear mastery of the material. I like to use examples that cut across a lot of categories so that there are fewer of them to remember, so today we talked in depth about Gonzales v. Raich and the presidential elections of 1992 and 2000, which cover a huge amount of ground between them."