Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered Chapter 25, The New Deal. The student has a good understanding of this material and is able to recall the facts and make appropriate inferences based upon them."
"The student and I went over his homework from last class, elaborating on and reviewing the notes that he had taken."
"Went through Chapter 12 using reading strategies introduced previously; discussed methods for learning vocabulary; introduced note-taking."
"The student and I spent our time reviewing his latest chapter, which dealt with the years leading up to the Civil War. We connected the themes of Manifest Destiny and how the opening up of land in the west triggered many of the debates and conversations about slavery that had been simmering for decades. I helped him to see how the political parties started to align themselves by region, and how slavery/states rights developed into the overwhelming political debate of the date."
"Focused on understanding and solving AP level questions. Reviewed specific APUSH questions from a sample test and outlined step by step plan."
"During this session we went over Chapters 3 and 4 of the history textbook using study materials I prepared the night before. We discussed important people and terms, major philosophical tenets, demographic changes over time, and how concepts that were important during these times had long-term effects that will become important for the course in the future. Overall, the session moved very quickly and covered a dense amount of material as requested."
"AP US History prep exam questions and review. Reviewed and critiqued the student's practice essay on women's issues and economics during the period of 1790-1860. Discussed progress and college prep/application process with her."
"Building on some preliminary drafting which the student had already written, we focused on developing organization and voice in his history essay. We worked on introducing a level of sectional organization to guide his paragraph construction and considered the effects of different clause combinations and redundancy in his sentences. He is now successfully arranging his thoughts within an explicit hierarchy and resolving stylistic issues in his syntax."
"Reviewed for exam covering Jackson's turn in office up to the Civil War; growing geographical divide, slave and free states, the underground railroad, the Great Awakening and its connections to later social movements."
"The student and I worked on his AP review for his midterm that is this week. He had a worksheet of 21 questions that covered the time from 1776 up until the 1850s."
"Reviewed US History Colonial Period - Civil War in prep for end of semester test. Set a practice paper to be delivered 12/13 and completed by next session 12/15, for review."