Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I completed the review of the period from 1750 to 1900. We discussed technological, social, gender and Enlightenment topics of this era. We also reviewed possible essay questions. I also provided him with a revised study guide plan for the next 15 days."
"The meeting with the student for the first time went well. We went through the AP World history questions on the web site, some materials that she had from school, and from her test prep book. We went through an example prompt and talked about how she would write that particular essay."
"Today the student and I discussed strategies to handle the Document Based Questions. I highlighted the purpose of taking 10 minutes to plan one's essay before writing and answered his questions about how to meet the different requirements. We looked more deeply at other free response questions and discussed strategies for holding all of the World History information together."
"From different websites, I showed the student the average scores for the World History tests over the last 10+ years, and other stats concerning the test. Then, we discussed how the test is scored; what the 3, 4, or 5 actually mean. Then, she attempted a practice test; she did pretty well! We discussed the written part of the test and how to prepare for it. Our strategy is for her to take about an hour per day to work on practice tests, and to review past essays questions and learn the format needed to answer those questions successfully. She will do very well on the test which is scheduled for May 15th. Our next session is scheduled for Friday, May 2nd at 6:00pm."
"We worked on studying for the World History exam. We covered key concepts and big trends in World History from the year 600 BCE to 600 CE. I also had the student do some practice questions so that we could assess the types of questions he needs work on and also the specific areas to target for additional review and preparation."
"We reviewed multiple-choice questions for AP World History. Today we focused from 1450 to around 1750, including Renaissance, Absolutism in Europe, the Chinese and Indian empires, Aztecs, and Colonial Expansion. The student did well. He's absorbing the information and making good decisions. He noted himself that he's usually able to narrow it down to two options, so even when he's missing the answer he's in the ballpark. This is good, and we'll continue working to get him the information base to get the correct answers."