Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a few assignments that he had to complete for class. This chapter was focusing on European Imperialism in Asia and Africa. We went through a study question packet that addressed key issues and terms. However he spent the majority of the time working on a map section that required him to create imperialism maps and answer a variety of questions about the process and effects. He had all his materials printed out and prepared, which was a good sign of organization."
"This session we continued covering test taking techniques for the multiple choice portion of the student's final exam. He seemed to get the overall message of how to maximize his correct answers."
"The student is taking the Euro exam on Wednesday. At the outset of the session, I asked about which periods or concepts he best understood, and which he felt needed more work. As it turned out, the student needed help understanding the arc, the "plot line" of European history more than anything else. We set out discussing history from the 1450s (Gutenberg press, fall of Constantinople) and continued into the Reformation, the Age of Discovery, and the Scientific Revolution, and how these currents were not only linked to each other but to the past and present."
"Today the student worked on and completed his 5-paragraph essay comparing the industrial revolution before and after 1914."
"In today's session, the student and I covered WWI and WWII. She is working hard and I'm pretty confident she is on track to pass the exam in June."
"We reviewed Islam, Classical China and India, Persia, the fall of Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and started on the Middle Ages. We still had time to talk about preparing for the essays. I showed the student a website that has good multiple-choice practice as well."