Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student and I discussed what it was she needed help with, our strategy going forward, substantive review of the constitution, and some brief study tips that we will continue to review during our sessions together. She needs help studying for an extra credit exam on the US Constitution. We reviewed previous tests from this class, and it seems like the area where she can make the most gains are in the multiple choice section. I briefly went over some test taking tips for multiple choice exams (finding the wrong answers first, etc.) Then we went straight into the substantive review of constitutional subject matter, and I helped her identify all the amendments. She took notes as we reviewed, and I made sure that she clarified what the amendment meant to her in her own words (writing it down on paper) because it would help her internalize it when it came time to review for the exam. At the end of the session, I encouraged her to begin making notecards for the exam. I believe note cards will be good for the repetition of both writing and reviewing, and she will hopefully have made some gains by our next session."
"The student and I covered the last section of Chapter 7 - "Ethnicity" in his textbook. We're definitely both moving towards working together in a way that focuses on the main ideas instead of getting bogged down by the small details. Tomorrow, we will meet again to review the chapter as a whole in preparation for his test on Chapter 7 next week."
"The student was having trouble with religious conflicts and the difference between the German and American schools of geography. I started out going over the differences in the schools of geography and then finished the session examining conflicts in Kashmir and Nigeria. I stressed to him that religious conflict often has other meanings and are often caused by political struggles."