Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I focused on essay writing, using a question from a previous exam. I find that the student is particularly interested in the subject and asks questions that invoke the opportunity to enhance her research skills by formulating good search strategies. She's also become accustomed to pulling up a dictionary rather than asking me what a word means."
"The student and I had a fantastic session today! Last time we met for AP Euro, we outlined four short essays for a class assignment about the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Today we worked on turning those outlines into full essay responses. The student and I talked about creating a thesis, constructing relevant topic sentences, providing specific evidence, and writing strong conclusions. We were very productive and managed to complete three of the four essays in only two hours! Things were a bit slow going during the first essay, but she got the hang of things as we went along, and she needed much less assistance from me by the time we got to the third essay. We both agreed we'd been very productive but could use a break and she said she'll tackle the fourth essay herself. She also mentioned she was glad we got so much done, as she'd been procrastinating on the assignment."
"The student has started to see improved grades in her quizzes and tests since we began working together. Her mother is very pleased, and we will begin to work in a few more sessions toward the final AP Exam in April."
"Today we covered early Chinese art and, inevitably, Korean and Japanese back and forth influences. We went through the AP review book before ending the session."
"The student asked me to review another written assignment for her current seminar. Organizationally, this essay was one of the best I've reviewed with her so far! Comma usage and adequate quotation context are two areas that we will continue to work on."
"The student and I reviewed biological concepts including meiosis, mitosis, gene splicing, and laboratory techniques. She initially had trouble identifying the differences between meiosis and mitosis, but seemed to gain a stronger grasp on the subject by the end of the session. We also reviewed her global history notes in preparation for the upcoming state assessment exam. We reviewed the Cold War and started a review of decolonization in Africa and Asia."