Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the Mauryan and Gupta empires as well as the development of Classical India. We did do some work with the multiple choice questions, which are the basis of her teacher's tests and quizzes. I think she is fine but just needs to continue to work and practice at multiple choice questions."
"We spent a great deal of this session on a Continuity and Change over time essay for the Latin West. The student had completed her exam and had to do this at-home essay. She had a rough draft started but it needed a great deal of revision and additional information. In Chemistry she was taught how to do Lewis dot diagrams. She needs help with writing essays for AP."
"Today we discussed Chapter 17, the Asian World. We specifically discussed the Ming and Qing Dynasties and Tokugawa Japan. She knows most of the content. She got an A on her last quiz, which is great, as the multiple choice are sometimes difficult for her to work through successfully. She still has two essays she should work on that I assigned several weeks ago for review. I've also encouraged her to start studying old material during the break so that she retains the information come May. There were no concerns for this session."
"Today I helped the student prepare for his essay portion of his final exam. He will have to write a comparison essay on any two societies from the period of time he is currently studying. I gave him tips on how to write a proper essay and then reviewed topics that might be on his essay. Specifically, we discussed historical development in Latin America as well as other European developments in the early modern age."
"This session was devoted to The Mediterranean ancient world, specifically the Greeks and Romans. We began by going back over the Greeks who we had talked about in relation to the Persian Empire but this time focused how they spread their culture and went on to influence Rome. We then went deep into the history and society of the Roman Republic and to the eventual Roman Empire. We discussed what caused them to expand and become so powerful and ended by talking about their downfall and the split into East and West."
"The student is starting a unit on civil rights and civil liberties in class, which is basically a series of court cases. To prepare him to understand what is happening in class, we went over the structure of the court system, how cases get to the Supreme Court, what cases the Supreme Court is likely to take, and what effect the case has once it is decided."