Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did really well today. We went over the multiple choice questions. I already can see his confidence improve greatly in picking his answers."
"The student wrote essays about the material she had read for the session. I checked her work. Then I quizzed her over the material. She did well. We continued with another chapter to review."
"The student and I continued to work on the practice test from last time, going over 35 multiple choice questions that covered the entire scope of the AP World History exam. He did a very nice job on these questions and is getting better at reading questions carefully. We then transitioned to looking at a document-based question like the one he'll have to answer on the exam. We first reviewed some of the criteria for the essay that they don't tell you about on the exam--that he needs to reference point of view and discuss all of the documents, for instance. Then, I suggested that he look at the speaker/source title as a way of initially thinking about how to group sources even before he begins reading them more closely. After reading through the sources, we talked about how to group them; the sources were from colonizers and colonized leaders and presented positive and negative views of imperialism. I sent the DBQ to him so that he can work on a rough draft or outline for next time. He also mentioned that he doesn't feel confident in nineteenth and twentieth century materials and that he noticed these coming up in essay prompts, so when we meet next time we'll go over some major themes from these periods and cover the "broad strokes" events/changes. He was really focused and did a nice job today."