Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on his persuasive essay. Together we did all of the research and compiled a structured draft of his speech and essay. He was very on task and was focused the entire time. The paper isn't due for another 2 weeks and so he just needs to revise and edit all of the research."
"Completed homework for the buildup to WWII. Reviewed for his exam that covers Post WWI, the 1920's, Great Depression, Russian Revolution and Fascism. The student is very prepared after the tutoring session."
"Worked on thesis writing, and internalizing the rubric used to grade the essays. Also spent some time on Eras 3 and 4. Plan to meet once more (Tuesday evening for 3 hours) before the test."
"Looked over essay outline for English. Practiced soliloquy. Did notes from history chapter 18. Started outlining history essays."
"Today we reviewed the Mongol Empires, the Ottoman and Mughal Empires, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and discussed an essay on the Reformation."
"Today, we edited the student's history paper rough draft. We also made a plan of action to complete the student's weekend homework."
"Review of course syllabus and outline of textbook; discussion of goals and motivation; scope setting for future sessions; review of study skills and writing skills resources."
"Worked on Western Civ review sheet for Chapter 20 Sections 3 and 4. Made flashcards for English vocabulary. Got about half of them memorized."
"Completed a lot of worksheets. Focused on limits, both left and right side and talked about infinity as a concept. Both negative and positive infinity."
"This week we studied in the mornings before tests. We went over logic terms and general concepts, and reviewed ancient art history."
"We had to write on several topics regarding the Israeli/Palestinian problem. We dealt with this difficult question for the entire session. We began with paragraphs about a pro and con set of arguments, then paragraphs about why there has been no solution. Then the student had to state how he might solve the problem. We finished by writing biographies of ten important actors in the peace process. I gave him a deeper look at the relationship between the Arab states in the region and the role of the United States, and went over some key moments in history that changed the opinions of people in the world towards the situation in the Middle East. The student saw his initial view of Israel as a helpless lone country in a sea of hostile Arab states was not entirely wrong, but that there is much more to it than that."
"We worked on World History. Filled out part of the test review and then I quizzed the student on the completed portion."