Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the specific reasons for the success of Islamic expansion and reviewed our discussions of the Byzantine and Islamic empires."
"We went over the student's math work briefly and then moved on to cover ancient Rome. We worked on aspects of ancient Roman life and the system of government. We then went over the student's word roots workbook and then did a science experiment on forming crystals by making rock candy."
"Today the student worked on his paper for module 4 in American History. We then read a little out of the chapter, and the student started to compile papers and citations to type up."
"We went over a quiz about World War I from the U.S. perspective that included: -German subs -Zimmerman Note -Lusitania -Dissent on the home front -Treaty of V. Overall, it was worth 14 points."
"During this session, the student completed a bunch of quizzes and tests for his history class. We only have one test left until he completes everything that needs to be done for this class. He will do that next time and will then focus on the English classes that he has left!"
"I worked with the student on a draft of the term paper about the McKinley Tariff Act. The student did an outline, found sources, and started writing the draft."
"We further developed her history paper on how Lincoln was a liaison between various political factions during the civil war. She has a few more pages to write, but she has established a solid outline."
"Student had a history PowerPoint due, so we brainstormed how to organize that and began construction. We also discussed his studying during the holiday, as well as his finals schedule."
"The student has a test tomorrow, so we went through the study guide together, finding the answers to all of the questions. Then I quizzed her on the questions. The focus was on Europe in the early 1800s. She did pretty well in answering the study guide questions."
"We discussed history after Nixon, starting with the Ford administration and tracing historical trends of the US retreat from military imperialism, social trends towards more gender and racial equality, and environmental trends towards more awareness. We discussed how the Carter administration was seen as weak because of its inability to secure the Iranian hostages' release, Carter's emphasis on environmental conservation, and social trends towards greater environmental awareness. We then discussed the Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and second Bush administrations, emphasizing social shifts in militarism, environmental consciousness, globalization, and political shifts."
"The student and I worked on his social studies packet. We also began chunking out his reading and this seemed to help."
"Brainstormed essay topics to research for American History final. Discussed research and outlines to be completed by next session."