Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student and I covered the Watergate scandal. In addition, we discussed presidential succession and the powers of the president. His progress in understanding this course is clear. He seems much more confident in the material. I have no concern after this session as the student seemed very confident going into this week."
"The student and I went over the material from chapter 4 in his government textbook. I went through the book with him and explained each section to him clearly in down-to-earth terms. I allowed him to interrupt me at any time with questions, which turned out to be quite fruitful. I think this style of teaching really solidified the concepts of the chapter for him. He and I have plans to do this at the end of every chapter; the next session will be Tuesday (3/5), when we will go over chapter 5."
"In this session we continued exploring the political issues that the student is most interested in, especially in regards to her artistic and political work. We covered the politics and history of Hollywood and the Oscars, issues of capitalism and gentrification, and political issues facing artists and performers. Also, we discussed the issues raised by having privilege and matters related to the present. The student is definitely getting a tighter grasp on political history and current issues."
"Today the student and I discussed the creation of the legislative branch and its functions. We highlighted how the Connecticut Compromise established the House and Senate, discussed how districts are created, and reviewed how a bill becomes a law."
"We worked for an hour to start an outline for his final history assignment. He selected a topic from a list given by his teacher, and started gathering resources for the subjects he planned to discuss in the paper. The paper is supposed to be in the form of a scholarly or intelligence briefing for the President."
"The student wanted to have a crash course on the Cold War during our session. We discussed what the political situation in Europe was following the collapse of Nazi Germany, and covered sweeping topics such as the Eastern Bloc and Iron Curtain, Marshall Plan, NATO, SEATO, Warsaw Pact, Truman Doctrine, and containment."