Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the chapter on Western Imperialism. The student's test score improved, it seems going over the chapter and being more organized when writing essays helps her a lot. I asked her some questions about the chapter, covered the material. I also looked at her last test and made comments on how to improve it as well and prepare for the next essay. She is definitely making progress. I think she feels more comfortable and confident in writing her essays. She seems more sure of her position and doesn't waver in her essay as much as she used to. She analyzes much better and uses all the evidence to support that analysis."
"We reviewed chapter 1 and discussed chapter 2. The student did prepare and understood most concepts. She shows interest. I asked her to prepare her cards for the rest of chapter 2&3. We will revise those next time and start to move at a faster pace."
"Today, he did very well. We discussed several short answer document based questions. We compared US and France's similarities and contrasts of imperialism. We reviewed Chapter 24 in preparation for his quiz this Friday. We went through the chapter, summarized, and analyzed several areas. We analyzed political cartoons and its relevance to imperialism. We also went over how rivers effected Ancient Civilizations. Finally, we reviewed a thesis statement that he had written for an in-class essay. Next session, we will work on creating thesis statements."
"We reviewed the student's homework sentences, and she said/sang a song in Spanish she had memorized. We also studied verbs ser and estar more in depth and completed a series of related exercises. We studied the prepositions en, de, and con. We then introduced irregular verbs in present tense. For homework, she will write an essay comprising all these element and learn another song."
"Today the student uploaded a couple of questions that he had as homework and asked me about two of them because he didn't understand them. I helped him to try to understand that his ideas were accurate most of the time; the only issue was the use of prepositions and articles - he didn't use them. He has a good attitude. He participates and corrects his mistakes. He has no extra practice."
"We reviewed practice midterm problems dealing with the interpretation of several linear regression analyses on stocks, or housing costs. We focused on being able to identify the components of the linear equations, and which standard errors to use for particular questions that the professor asks."