Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on vocabulary for her chapter 12 test on the Mongols. She has a good grasp on note taking. We discussed questions that could be multiple choice as these give her issues. I also discussed with to begin reading her chapters when assigned no matter if the teacher lectures the chapter or not."
"The student and I have been going over her world history project which was to write a paragraph on 21 different topics related to the French Revolution. She had completed half of them in the last session and finished the final 11 of them during this session. Her rough drafts for these paragraphs were much better, incorporating some of the ideas and critiques that I had for her initial set of paragraphs. Her sentence structure was more fluid and she recognized that her facts should be attached to some analysis rather than standing alone."
"I was very happy to learn that the students had been prepared for a quiz this week because they stayed on pace with their reading. So, we worked to keep them keep caught up on reading, and we started looking forward to our next session. As next week is the test, I suggested that they complete the remaining reading by Sunday night. That way, we can focus on filling in their charts, preparing the sample essays, and doing general test review next week."
"The student is preparing for a document comparison test next week that will require him to comment on documents probably from the 1200 to 1500 period in Western Europe or from the Age of Exploration and the early stages of Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the New World. As this was only my second session with him, we focused on training him in a basic process of how to properly go through his textbook readings and organize his thoughts about the notes he should be taking on those readings. We used, as a practice example, a session on the Black Plague. He understands the structure we're working with and will, for our next session scheduled for next Monday, apply said process to the next chapter he's reading, at which time we can start working on his formulation of topic sentences."
"We did a final review of material to prepare for the AP exam tomorrow. I began by asking the student if there were areas or concepts he was still having trouble remembering and applying. We discussed a few of those before I used his class notes to quiz him on key concepts and ideas that the exam will most likely ask about. On the whole, he seemed well prepared for the exam. I finished by reminding him of test taking techniques to maximize points."
"We did a full review of relevant AP Comparative Government terms. We placed the emphasis here instead of on reviewing countries due to the upcoming AP exam."