Family in what has been one of my most challenging semesters yet over the next few days I will be posting to update you on what has been going on in my life. I have a lot to share from panels, to programs, to lessons, and random events that made my experience the in fall 2011 one to remember.
Sundays are supposed to be days of rest but more often than not I spend Sundays tutoring residents well into the am. Sometimes this takes place down stairs other times in my room. This has been relatively successful most often they see a grade increase & retention of information. Antonio Brown in particular has struggled silently & modestly all year but since my tutoring he has seen improvements in grades. His biggest challenge is confidence level he often second guesses himself then makes connections to unrelated events. Targeting that I worked to first reassure him on what he knew, second teach him on how his train of thought should go, & third how to explain those points. I usuall do my best TL start with major ideas then work my way to details. For example we will note the event, then major players, major issues, & then go to details like times dates etc. Hopefully more residents will seek my help before finals!