Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began by covering his change over time essay outline on China. While he has a clear understanding of these complex concepts, we worked on making sure that he puts that information into a clear, specific thesis statement, and draws on concrete examples in his paragraphs so that the reader knows that his essay is rooted in a specific time period and examines specific examples, rather than generalizations. I had him come up with another thesis statement after our discussion, and he came up with one that did just that. We spent most of the session reviewing content and creating flashcards, although we emphasized comparisons and connections throughout, since (as we discussed) cultural syncretism is important on this type of exam. We're almost done with the Classical period, and will finish this tomorrow."
"During this session the student and I started with briefly covering Latin American history during WW1 and into the 1920's. After that, we moved to covering Africa during WW1. The focus here was the colonial powers and the effect that they had on Africa during the war. From here we moved into covering Africa during the 1920's and started to talk about how nationalist movements were born and how they led to independence movements in the late 1950's and early 1960's."
"The student and I discussed the plan for the coming weeks along with some main points to review to ensure that he's ready for the test. He will have a number of practice tests and reviews in class over the coming weeks. I had him take a diagnostic test so he could see what he needs to reinforce in regards to the information and some of the questions he will be looking at on the test. We had a chance to walk through some questions he was able to answer."