Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we explored Chapter 1 by completing the reading, highlighting the definitions and discussing her first assignment for the chapter. The student will complete the first assignment on her own, since it its a drawing, but we will review the material discussed next week. Additionally, we discussed ways to study the upcoming chapters before starting on Chapter 2. We analyzed the definitions and looked at the subject headings of chapter 2 to guess what the chapter will discuss. She will browse/read chapters 2 and 3 before our next session and we will go over the definitions, and decide on the chapter assignments that she will complete for those chapters. I am happy to say that we had a great discussion about chapter one and she has grasped the main concepts of this section."
"This week, I checked in on what we had discussed in Chapter 8 last week, confirming that the student understands the concepts of internal improvements, the growing primacy of federal government and the slave state/free state dilemma facing the growing nation. We went on to review most of Chapter 9, covering the Age of Jackson: how Andrew Jackson came to power through universal white male suffrage, his policies towards Native Americans and the theory of state nullification of federal laws, and his "war" with the Second Bank of the United States. We ran out of time before we could reach Van Buren, and will discuss his presidency next week along with the content of Chapter 10."
"In our first meeting, we talked about the student's interests and favorite subjects. I had a reading example for comprehension. We also used it to assess grammar skills. Finally, I had a sheet on the Columbian Exchange and we discussed her knowledge of US and world history. She seemed very capable in all fields, excelling in reading comprehension, math, and geography. As this is curriculum based tutoring, I will be focusing mostly on grammar and topical US History. I will be assigning homework and suggesting reading for the student. I want to make sure the appropriate subjects and topics for study are chosen to keep her up to state and national standards, but also to encourage creativity and interest-based learning."