Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered and reviewed chapter 1-3 of his textbook, as well as focused on the essay and thesis writing. I think that with practice on the essays that the student will do just fine. I asked him to just keep track of concerns that he has in US History for the next week so we can cover it in our next session."
"Today we covered content specific to The Philadelphia Convention through the War of 1812, and spoke of some overarching concepts relating to the impact of the war. We also covered information specific to the AP exam and the course curriculum. This was our first session so there was no marker for progress. However, the student expressed that she had never experienced AP-style testing, but was able to provide thoughtful analysis as if she had. There were no major issues with her knowledge of the material, though it is important that she soon begin learning about taking the exam, beyond just learning the facts. I am sending her a chart to complete regarding party differences, a primary source document to review, and a copy of the exam's curriculum for her to look over. There were no concerns for this session."
"The student and I worked on analyzing a few excerpts from a document pertaining to the early United States Government. This assignment served as homework for him, but it also forced him to work on his critical thinking skills."
"I gave the student a practice test on Monday. We reviewed the essay questions and multiple choice questions. The student did some good work."
"Today, we worked on the student's IDs for the following week, focusing on early 1800s. Because a lot of these IDs were more "minor," it was a little more difficult for him to be convinced of their importance. We were able to get through the list, though, and he did a great job with finding the IDs and asking questions."
"We went over the causes of the American Revolution, the rights of Englishmen, no taxation without representation, and specific acts of Parliament. We also reviewed the American Revolutionary War, including how it was fought, foreign intervention, the important battles, major generals, and the Treaty of Paris. Finally, we discussed how the American Revolution has been mythologized in public consciousness after the fact, and some common misconceptions. Politicians frequently reference Revolutionary War events and times to construct legitimacy for their policies. The student also wrote the practice essay that I asked her to earlier, building on the outline and her revisions."