Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the topic of statehood in Arizona, and the Fred Harvey store chain. We discussed the key commodity of copper in the context of the greater American experience of industrialization. We had a good time preparing and discussing sources and setting up the bibliography."
"I reviewed the student's progress from last week's session. He continued taking notes as we practiced last week. He said he did much better on the quiz he had because he remembered what he wrote. He said he followed all the tips I wrote down, but he did so by remembering them and not needing to continually look at the list. He did not have his daily notes from last week for me to review - it's great that they have been helpful, but I explained how I need to look them over to see that he really is keeping up at the level he needs. If he starts to slip or misses key information, I need to review his notes to catch this. He said next week, he will bring all the notes he creates this week. We then proceeded to read a section of his book and take notes as we did last week. He had two sections to read this week - we got through the first and began the second in this time. He also knows to be asking his teacher for graded/corrected work for us to review. I told him how he should tell his teachers that he needs to review his work in order to improve."
"In today's session, the student and I worked on U.S. History. We covered the domestic impacts of World War II and the Civil Rights Movement. Many of the assignments require lengthy readings; she struggles with the colloquial and older texts, as would be expected from an exchange student. However, she is able to discern details and understand the general gist of what is being said. We will continue reviewing her American History assignments; she will become more comfortable with the texts and readings as she becomes exposed to more of them. On a side note, the student has rescheduled her TOEFL test for this coming Friday. We will probably work on some practice problems for the TOEFL during our next session."