Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We met this week on Thursday instead of Wednesday and we began the session taking quizzes. He took health and Spanish quizzes online. He also completed Spanish homework assignments. He has a Spanish exam on Thursday the 14th, so we will study for the exam next week. We also planned on outlining his remaining assignments to ensure that he finishes the semester well. He has a lengthy government assistant due the 29th so we reviewed the assignment and worked on the true and false portion. During the next two sessions we will focus on completing the sectional assignment before the holiday."
"Today we worked on bill writing for the student's American Government class. We did some research and brainstorming and started on the bill. He still needs to talk to his teacher about a biology syllabus. If he hasn't resolved that by tomorrow he knows I am going to e-mail his teacher about it."
"I assisted the student with preparing for her upcoming unit test. During this session, we reviewed the structure and jurisdiction of the federal court system, including specialty courts, and the selection process of federal judges."
"The student and I reviewed for an upcoming quiz by comparing and contrasting the expressed and implied powers of Congress according to the US Constitution. We organized these powers by putting them into a T-Chart, and then read a short play that makes these ideas come to life. He and I also discussed political parties and outlined the characteristics of liberal, conservative, radical, and reactionary ideologies."
"This session we covered American Political History, including the US' founding political framework, the US constitution, national political development and some global affairs. We also continued our discussion of the connection between politics and art, celebrity and fanaticism. We addressed some questions about the constitutionality of gun laws as well as issues of discrimination. We will continue next week jumping off from Matt Taibbi's book The Great Derangement."
"Tonight we covered Act 2 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. We noted the murderous conspiracy growing, and the boldness of Cassius and growing indignity of Brutus. We went over the Latin intricacies of "Et tu Brute?" and "Sic semper tyrannis!" Where we encountered literary devices, or interesting archaic words, I pointed them out. Time did not permit examination of the whole act, but by modeling this kind of analysis I shared tools he can use on his own."