Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student write some short paragraphs about the end of the Napoleonic era. We talked about what happened after Trafalgar and how most of Napoleon's motivation revolved around weakening the British. We discussed the continental system of blockading the continent, of the Peninsular wars, and the tragedy of Russia leading to his first exile in Elba. We covered the return of Napoleon, his banishment to St. Helena, and Metternich and the continental reaction to Napoleon and the ideals of the French Revolution."
"The student and I worked on his homework, including history and geography. We also worked together on his math homework. As usual, he completed the worksheet without any difficulty. In our extra time at the end of the lesson, we studied for his upcoming geography quiz on the countries and capitals of northern Africa. By the time we finished he was able to do all the assigned countries."
"Today's session was light. The student had some reading to do on the Mughal empire and he had to complete a worksheet. We talked about the different rulers of the empire and how each one was unique in their style, goals, and accomplishments. He also went to a college fair through his school so we discussed what schools/programs he was interested in."
"The student has a test over world cultures next week. We are working on the study guide. We also went over quadratic equations as well. She is a very serious student, and she is enjoyable to tutor."
"Student A: My session with the student included the conclusion of a poem he had been developing, the continued study of Maryland's colonial history and life in the colonies, and further reading of the fictional narrative "Just Grace". Student B: At their parent's request due to spring break, I played a game of Scrabble with both students. I emphasized creating new, complicated words with both children and Student B was asked to keep score, allowing him to practice math."
"The student has a US Government exam Thursday, and so we went over her government Big Ideas sheet about the interactions between the Legislative & Executive Branches to prepare for it. She had identified many different formal and informal ways in which both branches influence each other in setting foreign and domestic policy, and I made sure each answer was correct and well fleshed out, and that she knew and understood the terms she was using. I told her to go back and review several of them before the exam, and to email me if she had any specific questions."