Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was my first session with the student, so I met with him and his mother. We talked at length about his personal goals, and the student and his mother discussed the challenges he is facing. I laid out some plans and techniques for him to focus on for the next week in class. He also took some time to familiarize me with his classes and class materials."
"Student and I split our time working on English and history. We began by talking about English grammar, discussing its origins in the Germanic and Latin languages. We talked about the examples of reflexive verbs and the past perfect. While discussing history, we went over the advent of racial policies and immigration from the 15th century leading up to World War I. We then discussed the principle causes of the first World War and the conflict's nature."
"The student and I met this morning to discuss documents relating to the Peloponnesian War. There will be an in class debate this coming Friday in which she will need to defend the role of Sparta in the war and make convincing arguments as to why someone should join the Spartan cause over the Athenian one. We read some source materials that explained both the Spartan and Athenian governments and general social appeals, and then we discussed how those attitudes led them to defend different ways of life that were threatened in the fighting. We also talked about how to turn a positive Athenian attribute into a point in Sparta's favor--as in, "Sure you could join the Athenian democracy, but will your voice be heard among 500 others? Join Sparta, be a soldier, and be a part of one great voice." We also very briefly discussed an upcoming literature assignment where she will have to define "eschatology" in a creative way--we're going to work more on that in upcoming meetings."