Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"On 12/4, the student and I prepared for his chapter 5 quiz by going over his notes and quizzing him on the material. He worked hard by also making note cards for the vocabulary and other words found in the chapter. He is working very hard to improve his grades."
"This session the student and I reviewed the chapters on constitutional underpinnings and public opinion and the media. We reviewed the multiple choice example questions from the review book and discussed how to answer free-response questions related to those chapters. We specifically addressed federalism, the Articles of Confederation, public opinion, mass media, and political ideologies. He had questions about describing the differences between liberals and conservatives, so we discussed that further. He will continue reviewing the next chapters in his review book and do a practice exam this weekend. Next week we will review that practice exam as well as go over his written answers to the free-response questions from that exam."
"We spent all of our time continuing our review for the exam coming up in mid-May. We reviewed some key concepts from last time to make sure the student is remembering key concepts and important ideas such as federalism as well as important court cases. We then moved into material on the Bill of Rights, again including important court cases that have shaped the meaning and applications of the Bill of Rights. We then spent time on the Fourteenth Amendment and the concept of "equal protection," again related to the history of federalism. Next time we will review the institutions and branches of the federal government."
"Covered function of the electoral college, congressional terms and procedures, powers of the Senate and House, congressional districts, justifications of powers of federal government, executive branch, and voting rights."
"Tonight, the student and I spent our session working on her study guide for her AP Human Geography unit on cultural identity. We discussed apartheid, block-busting, genocide, multiethnic states, to name a few. As we got to each term, we talked about examples from history that exemplified the term. We then moved on to English where she had a paper on Roald Dahl's short story Beware of the Dog to rewrite. It was a simple rewrite, with only a few errors to correct."
"This was a great session. We continued with the student's outline. I will add a few flashcards to her online account for her to use in her review. She seemed to feel good about Tuesday's state assessment!"