Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a Ch 23-24 worksheet to complete on this day. We finished the material and began working on his review for the final. I checked the student's grade and saw that he had an 88.7%. After he turns in his extra credit assignment, we hope that an A- performance on the finals will allow him to get an A in the class."
"The student and I started out by polishing an essay she had written about modernism. The essay was well-written with lots of relevant examples and a solid structure. I suggested she add a conclusion and a thesis to tie the whole thing together and make her argument clearer. We wrote those together and came up with a great argument that modernism actively tried to break with the past in order to deal with the anxieties and shifts of the post WWI world. We moved away from essay writing and turned to a big project the student has due next week. She is creating a timeline of the history of technology from the Middle Ages through WWII. I helped her define the different historical eras and together we searched her book for examples of technologies and inventions throughout the ages. She and I are meeting again on Wednesday to continue the project and work on another essay."
"We started the lesson off by discussing alternate means of studying in his free times (apps), and confirming that he had finished the essays that I had asked him to work on. We then began to work our way through the material including the French Revolution. Each chapter of material we started by covering a certain number of ID terms, and then moved onto working our way through the chapter. At the end of each chapter we completed a sampling of multiple choice questions, and talked our way through some essay questions. After completing a review of the material on the French Revolution, we created a much simplified flow chart of events. I was very impressed with the student's ability to name important events off the top of his head in the correct order. To conclude the lesson, we added terms to the sheet to review for next time and agreed to meet again on Saturday."
"We reviewed major international and domestic policies, events, and themes from the 1960s and Watergate."
"We studied various topics for the student's upcoming US history exam. He is going to take a practice test before our next meeting to see which areas he would like to focus on most."
"We went over the basics of the AP US Government exam and the student explained to me what she was looking to accomplish and how her class was structured. We started going over Congress and how it interacts with the other branches, as well as a few key court cases."