Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is working hard to pull up his grade. On his last quiz, he received an 80. He continues to work hard at note taking and finding ways to retain information that will be on the test. We began work on chapter 5 in Government; working on vocabulary and court cases. We will break the chapter down even more when he receives his study guide."
"The student and I reviewed his study guide on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights for his quiz later this week. We focused mostly on equality, certain court cases, and the Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Act. He needs to continue working on memorizing the court cases, but has a good grasp of the general concepts of this material."
"We covered material related to economic and financial policy, including monetary and fiscal policy, including key terms and concepts. After making sure the student understood this material well, we spent some time helping prepare him to write an in-class essay on "linkage institutions." This involved a brainstorming session. Finally, we began reviewing for the exam by going back over his notes from the beginning of the course. We spent most of the time in the review discussing federalism."
"The student and I met to work on a presentation/class discussion for his AP US History class. I talked to his parents about a their parent-teacher conference they had in which the teacher let then know that the presentation was going to be 10-15% of his grade. The student and I made note cards for each of his questions. We also talked about some public speaking strategies to make his presentation stand out. After our session, I asked his parents to just run through the presentation a couple of times with him."
"Today, the student and I focused on the next unit of her AP Human Geography class, language. As she completed the vocabulary for the unit, we discussed each term and review examples. We discussed language families, sub-families, isoglosses, monolingual vs multilingual, and official languages. We also briefly discussed her other classes, but she feels comfortable with the content and happenings of those courses."
"Today we spent the whole session going in depth and detail over the student's first practice AP essay. We went over my comments and then discussed ways to improve the essay so that she could think about it herself and practice how to structure and organize her thoughts in a more direct, communicable way with proper transitions, vocabulary and flow. I showed her some important writing and proofreading strategies that she should get in the habit of doing so she gets better and better through time."