Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, I began the session with the students by discussing their previous tests and confirming that their scores had gone up in each area of the test. We also discussed whether they are more comfortable going through the work lesson by lesson, or assignment by assignment (notes, vocab, charts, review questions). Finally, we got started on this week's lesson."
"The student and I discussed her goals today, and I shared 3 websites that could help her in her review and preparation process. We looked at how her test was structured with types of questions. Then, we answered some sample questions together. She is going to attempt to retrieve old tests from her school teacher and a test guide as well. She will also use the 3 sites as practice during the week. She is a very intelligent young lady. She has an advanced knowledge of World History. Our next session is scheduled for Friday."
"We continued to work on the students writing assignments. We spent the first part of our session working on his Comparative Essay, and I used the model from a History guide to help him think about how to approach and structure his essay. He wrote the introduction and first paragraph with some content help from me. The remainder of the time we worked on reviewing material for the exam he will take in mid-May. I showed him how to best use the study book, and we went over strategies for taking multiple choice tests. We also began review of big concepts and themes in World History that will help him on the exam."
"For the first session, the student and I discussed the areas she has been struggling with and began reviewing some material. We developed a study strategy, deciding to focus the most time on materials she covered last year as she had difficulty remembering some of those concepts. I told her to review the study sheet her teacher gave her (covering the first World History unit) for our next session."
"The student and I continued with our review of 1750 to 1900 period. We discussed Europe, Central Asia, East Asia and Africa's advancements during this period. I have devised a study schedule for him to follow until his test in May which will require him tackling 25 multiple choice questions daily and completing a DBQ and essay every other day. Also, the student is to review his notes and chart the progress as it relates to religion, culture, politics, economics, general trends and technology for each period."
"The student and I continued to review for her SAT II test in World History that she will be taking this Saturday. We went through several sample multiple-choice questions to help to prepare her for the test."