Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met for the first time today. We had already discussed, via email, the application requirements for the social work program she wishes to apply for. Today I showed her several methods for organizing her thoughts prior to writing. She chose the ones that worked best for her. I also gave her feedback regarding her word choices and diction for her first essay question. We will meet next week to do the same for the other three essay questions."
"During this session, the student and I went through his study guide for a test on Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet. We read through and listened to the lines that each question referred to and formulated a response. I helped him analyze certain lines with extended metaphors as well as lines that were important to character development. He wrote short answers to each question to help him prepare for the test."
"In this session, the student and I covered reading fluency. By this I mean, I helped her feel confident reading two books. Her homework is to continue reading one of the books at home. We also covered certain consonant blend sounds in Spanish, which I had her practice by answering questions."
"The student and I again covered various skills accrued over the past several sessions in order to improve verbal reasoning and reading comprehension. Using a reading passage, she and I covered word parts and deducing word definitions, searching for main idea of the passage, and organization of ideas in writing. I left her with two assignments and reading passages related to the above discussed."
"The student worked on fluency and reading comprehension skills. He also practiced his cursive handwriting. He did a nice job with following directions and accepting feedback. His affect was friendly and respectful; he seemed excited about the reading topic, namely dolphins. Strategies included structured format, visual schedule, verbal prompts and praise, and chunking and modeling. We created a list of new words; I asked him to look them up in a dictionary in order to maximize retention of meaning. I enjoyed working with him- he is a very bright student!"
"The student made great progress on her statement of purpose. She and I had bullet-pointed the section she was struggling with most (describing herself) last session, and I asked her to write paragraphs for each bullet point before meeting. She did a great job on this! She came back with about 5 paragraphs of excellent content. Last session, we discussed how to link each paragraph together and which ones we could combine in a logical manner. The describing herself section is in great shape for a first draft. I asked her to write the next section (why this college) and start the following section (why leaving her current school) before we meet next. She also told me that the biomed assignment we worked together on last time (the drawing of the anatomy of the heart) went very well! She got a 100% on it. I'm happy for her! Next time, in addition to working on the essay, we will work on some of her biomed homework."