Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has made a lot of good progress on the organization and structure of her paper since last night. I helped her eliminate some of the less necessary pieces of information that she had and gave her some more help on how to structure the essay. She has about three pages to write, but she told me what the rest of her ideas were for the body paragraphs. Taking her ideas into account, I helped her find where to put the paragraphs so that the organization of the paper will still be sound. I told her that she can feel free to email me updated drafts as needed, and I'll look over them when I get the chance. Once she finishes the body paragraphs, writes her conclusion, and revises her thesis statement, she should have a strong research paper."
"We continued going over the material from chapter 6 on public opinion. The student has a quiz on the chapter tomorrow, so we worked on preparing for it and reviewing the material. He seems to have a pretty good foundation in the chapter and remembered the majority of the vocabulary words and concepts that we discussed last week. There were only a couple of terms that he seemed to struggle with, so we continued to review those using repetition. By the end of the session, he remembered the terms and seemed to understand them. During the last portion of the session, we began to discuss the second half of chapter 9, which will be on his exam on Friday. We will continue to go over it on Thursday."
"We started going over the elections and voting section, but we did not finish because the student's class hasn't even started it. We also talked about a schedule to prep for the AP exams, and we are starting with the Constitution this week."
"We went over two FAQs suggested by her teacher and then reviewed vocab terms regarding campaign finance and political parties. We also reviewed several Supreme Court cases that might turn up on her test."
"Discussed the connection between civic duty and political efficacy. Examples of cultural value of civic duty and how a sense of civic duty is developed through an individual's political socialization. Morality and Civic participation: Case studies Legalization of Marijuana, Voting Age, and Felon Voting rights. Popular "get out the vote Campaigns" including Rock the Vote and Save the Day. Discussed role of celebrity as thought leaders."
"The student and I spent most of today discussing and planning out her essay that is due next Friday for AP U.S. Government and Politics. We got down most of the ideas surrounding federalist and antifederalist rhetoric and started to organize the ideas so that writing becomes more efficient and structured when she sits down to write the essay. We also discussed her English writing and how she was going to relate WALL-E to the transcendentalist ideals that were being discussed in class. The rest of the time she spent explaining her classes and discussing what we would do throughout the rest of the semester during our sessions."