Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This week we covered the Red Scare and politics leading up to the Great Depression. The student's teacher is especially focused on the politics of comparatively less-significant presidential races, so this included things like the Teapot Dome Scandal and President McKinley's positions on labor relations."
"Today was our first session. The student and I went over key ideas such as the development of American political institutions, reasons for the American Revolution, strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the structure of the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Since today was our first session, I encouraged the student to review our notes and to order the book."
"We worked from the text today, taking down key terms and discussing the New Deal in a conversational way. The years covered were roughly 1932-1938, the first several years of the FDR administration, court packing, the two phases of the New Deal and specific acts of legislation, and administrations created thereby. The various wordy names were sometimes confusing to the student, so I tried to simplify them by linking abbreviations (FERA, WPA) with either organizations or demographics which benefited from them."
"The student and I studied for an upcoming quiz in US History by going over a homework packet he completed last week. We talked about topics that included the Panama Canal, the acquisition of Alaska and Hawaii, the war with Spain over Cuba, and the causes leading up to World War I."
"We discussed The Great Depression 1929-1933. Listed many of the direct causes and how they related to the world depression as well as how they relate to today. Went in depth on what was going on that caused a world depression and not just the economic collapse in the USA. I suggested that he search for some photos by Dorothea Lange to see how people were living in the Plains."
"We reviewed the student's weekly homework assignments for history and science. He received an A on his last homework assignment. His reading comprehension is significantly improving, and his reading speed is increasing."