Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is really taking to the way I have taught him to take notes. He received an A on his notes last week when his teacher did a note check. We worked on continuing to take notes that helps him study and also on his confidence in understanding the information he has taken. We will meet next week to prepare for a coming test."
"Today, the student and I began our session discussing her assignments from English class. She explained the story they are currently reading (The Scarlet Ibis) and the activities they have been doing in class. For grammar, they were working on semicolons and their usage, which we discussed with examples. We then moved on to discussing AP Human Geography. She has been working on migration and completed a project on the Irish potato famine. She explained the project, her findings, and what she was surprised to learn. We discussed various types of migration, why people migrate, and what that means for the populations of the giving and sending countries. I had the student complete review questions on the topic."
"The student and I worked on reviewing chapter 4-6 for his textbook for his AP geography final tomorrow. We spent a lot of time on folk and popular culture. For the last segment of the session, I gave him an essay response question from a previous AP exam and we worked through how he would respond to such a question. I think he's really well-prepared for his exam tomorrow."
"The student and I worked on his History research paper over the battle of Gettysburg. I helped him with researching the subject as well as writing the paper and working on his sources."
"During this session, the student and I prepared for his history test. We began by organizing all his notes according to his final study guide. Next, I asked him what he would like to accomplish during our tutoring session. He told me he needs to learn how to get a better grasp on retaining historical facts for his history tests. I suggested that he use the study guide his teacher provided him with as a skeleton for creating an outline. That way, all of the information he needs to know for his test is organized in a careful, methodical fashion. I also taught him the importance of being specific in his outline instead of only incorporating vague generalizations about the historical time/event he is studying. By the end of our session, he was leading the process of creating his outline."
"We did a brief overview of some of the periods in history that the student had flagged as problem areas for her. We spent the second hour going over strategies for multiple choice questions based on her test-taking strategies. I encouraged her to email me if she has any questions during the week. I also have some availability if she feels like she wants to meet again during the week."