Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was preparing for a chapter test on WWI. There was more material to cover in this section than usual and we had a lot of paperwork and bookwork to look through. Once again, he seemed to have a good grasp of the themes and concepts that are important in the era but was struggling with memorizing dates and specific pieces of information. I urged him to spend some time alone studying those specifics so that he can perform better on his upcoming test."
"Today we followed our study up until the First World War, where we stopped to go over practice multiple choice questions. These questions went well. By and large he knew the material and understood multiple choice strategy, and needed no advice. I assigned him readings for the next session -- the period from the First World War to the beginning of the Second, the Treaty of Versailles, industrialization and consumerism in the 1910s and 1920s, the Depression, and the Spanish Civil War."
"We finished the last chapter in the book that we have been working through. We followed the method that we have been using - discussing the ID terms at the beginning to the chapter, working our way through the chapter, and then practicing essays and multiple choice at the end. We then went over the multiple choice practice test I had sent him last week and addressed any specific questions."
"I worked first with Student 1 as he finalized his note cards and presentation for his history report and poster. He had finished the writing portion and printed out the poster, which is due Monday 5/13. Student 2 was also working on a history paper. I helped him edit a draft and find a way to cite a video; he started to make the corrections, and finish the last few pages of the paper (he said he had the outline, and sources gathered for the rest of the paper). We talked about his finals schedule."
"The student and I covered topics relevant to both History and Spanish II. HISTORY: The Great Depression and other significant events of the 1920s; significant events of the 1930s. She had followed through with excellently prepared notecards based upon timelines and class note analysis assigned from our last session. Spanish II: In reviewing for her post-tests, she reviewed the note cards we had made in a prior session, and narrowed down her weak points. At this point, we focused on these weak points (imperfect subjunctive, perfect future/conditional/preterite/past/present tenses, positive and negative commands). Always impressed with her work ethic and study skills!"
"We finished the chapter that he has a quiz on tomorrow. The student was better than the previous few sessions. I tried to hit all of the key points, as well as make comparisons (a key part of the AP World experience). I suggested that he review the material on Latin America tomorrow before the quiz."