Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on organizing an essay for his history class. The essay was about whether FDR's expansion of the US government was warranted, given the conditions Americans faced during the Great Depression. He had to use evidence from a packet of documents his teacher had given him to support his thesis."
"I went over some math practice with the student for his placement exam on Saturday. His main challenge is that he does not show his work. While he was quite focused at the lesson, he is still rather headstrong and is set on doing the math in his head without writing out his work. I tried to explain that this approach still tends to give him the wrong answer half the time, either out of a lapse of judgement or because he fails to read the problem carefully enough. He needed some help with his history class in which he is still studying the U.S. Constitution, so we reviewed some important terms and figures (Anti-Federalists, George Mason, the Bill of Rights, etc.). He also needed to concentrate on finishing homework for some school days he had missed; I had him work on his social studies, for which he needed to write a short biographical sketch of the early American politician Thomas Hutchinson. He is also working on his application to his desired school, which we will continue with on Wednesday."
"Today the student and I covered early Supreme Court cases and World War II. He had a positive attitude towards the material reviewed. I encouraged the student to keep reviewing before the test he has next week. He said he did not have any other questions on the material."