Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"After some initial technical hiccoughs, we began by working on more modern multiple-choice questions, which the student wanted to focus on. There were some concepts that he felt less comfortable with, which we reviewed. Then, we worked on an example of a continuity and change over time essay question about trade from 300 to 1450 CE between Africa and Eurasia. We talked about the kinds of things that happen as a result of trade, and about the importance of the rise of Islam as a major world religion in this period. While we discussed a lot of examples, I reminded him that on the essay he only needs five. Then, we began working on a thesis statement. I took that as an opportunity to remind him to do a two-part thesis, the first part with a broad answer to the question, and the second part with some examples in support of that thesis that may be developed later in the essay."
"We went through every test from 2014 to 2005 and looked at the three essays they asked about. In addition to this we went through and asked what areas he thought he still had blank spots in. We spent over an hour discussing Chinese history, then moved into the Cold War. Finally we focused on Latin America and the complicated ethnic and social class system that developed there due to Spanish colonization."
"The student and I used this session as a final review before his AP test. We covered all of the information that we believed he would be tested on, as well as worked on some essay strategies to help with that portion of the test."