Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This week, the student read Edgar Alan Poe's The Raven, and I asked her to note all the words she didn't recognize. This gave us the opportunity to discuss contextual clues and strategies for figuring out what unfamiliar words might mean when you can't look them up. I then gave her a list of ten questions about the poem and its story, and asked her to write out her answers. It was clear that, despite some initial difficulties with the poetic language of Poe, she understood the poem, not only plot-wise, but also on the deeper emotional and symbolic levels. Her answers to the questions were accurate and showed a level of understanding that was surprising for her age."
"This was an opening session. We discussed our target outcomes and goals working together as well as specifics in writing. I think this session was very helpful for me to create a perfected lesson plan."
"During our first session, we discussed the three papers that she hopes to finish by June 1 for publishing. We discussed content, progress, and strategies. She will work on the outline for her first paper in time for our next meeting."