Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the era of 1450 - 1750. We discussed the impact industrialization had on World History and the effect it had on more and less developed countries."
"In today's lesson, we reviewed the student's language arts and world history homework. I first discussed with the student a language arts assignment that he had done last week and which has now been graded. We then discussed a brief language arts exercise where he had to take a paragraph full of run-on sentences and fragments and make it grammatically and mechanically correct. Finally, he completed his world history homework, where he had to answer questions pertaining to the development of civilization and cite passages from the textbook."
"Today was my first session with this student. I introduced myself and then asked him a variety of questions regarding his AP class as well as his other classes. He came off as a very bright kid who knew specifically what his strengths and weaknesses are. He told me he'd like more practice working with free response questions in order to prepare him for the AP test in the spring. I asked him if his teacher had explained what would be expected of the students who are taking the test, and he confessed he was not very familiar with what it entailed. Therefore, I showed him a bulletin from the website that explained the breakdown of the test in detail. I then commented on what he could expect on the free response portion of the test and gave some recommendations for writing high-scoring essays. After providing a brief rundown and making sure all concerns were addressed, I helped him read through a primary source of the Quran in his reader. He spent around 5 minutes reading the passage and I then asked questions from the reading to make sure he was comfortable with the material in the event that his teacher gives him a reading quiz tomorrow. In the upcoming sessions, we will blend writing/ critical reading exercises as well as discussions over the material he is currently learning. I look forward to helping him become more comfortable with his AP world history material and succeed in his class as well as on his AP test."