Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued with two main areas: 1. completing his essays for World History, in this case his period 6 CCOT on cultural belief systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (1450-1900) and 2. preparing him to take the exam. We discussed key points and ideas related to the CCOT, and the student wrote the introduction and first paragraph of the essay with my guidance and editing. We then talked about strategies for organizing information for the exam, and I started providing him with key terms and major categories to keep large amounts of information as clear and meaningful as possible. We will continue preparing for the exam next time."
"Today we covered Unit II, 600-1450. We did so through the use of multiple choice questions and dialog. The student scored an A on her last quiz, which is a great improvement, as multiple choice has been an issue for her. She did very well on the multiple choice that we went through today. There are no concerns from this session."
"I talked with the student about what she wants help with on tutoring and what subjects she's working on now. At the moment she's primarily concerned with questions about religions in China, so I answered some questions for her on that."
"Today I reviewed strategies for writing the change/continuity over time FRQ on the AP test. One of the resources I provided was fairly dense, so I made sure to go over a more basic explanation of these strategies. The 2nd worksheet I gave him had space for him to answer basic questions. I also instructed him to find some information for a practice paper we will begin next week. We will work on crafting an acceptable thesis statement and an organized essay structure."
"We reviewed her project focusing on the political, social, and cultural impact of the major world religions. The student needed help with expressing the major tenets of some of the religions, but excelled in expressing the major tenets of others. We scheduled our next session for next week to review her project before its due date on November 5th."
"We reviewed the 1850s and the Civil War. We are now completely caught up to where we started our sessions. The student wants to move to areas that we haven't covered, so next week we will cover the Cold War and 20th century."