Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had begun reading chapters 4-6 of Two Cities, so we covered the study questions over that section and began brainstorming possible essay questions. She also had an upcoming benchmark exam, so we went over how to write an expository essay."
"We did research for the student's Greek mythology project on the god Apollo. The student has to prepare a presentation, so we took notes on information that he wants to present to his class. We also went over his history notes. The student did well in English last semester. I think that our sessions have definitely been beneficial."
"The student and I started off the meeting with test corrections for a pre-algebra exam taken before winter break. After that, we worked on planning an English essay on pyramid construction in ancient Egypt. At the beginning of the session, there wasn't any structure to the paper, but we brainstormed a list of topics that should be covered and used these as a guide in organization. After that, we wrote three very rough topic sentences on our selected subtopics, with research to be added later."
"The student and I discussed the expectations of the course, his concerns about the course and how to address those, and what expectations he has for me (mostly proofreading and editing of his original work, with feedback)."
"First, I had the student write a short essay on the influence of World War 2 on the characterizations and setting in A Separate Peace, and we reviewed it together. We spent the majority of the session discussing themes and characters in the novel, focusing on the development of the major characters (Gene and Phineas) and the role of the secondary characters. We finished by reviewing her returned Jane Eyre notes, which had earned 23.5/25, and discussing ways to improve her next notes assignment."
"We covered iambic pentameter, meter, and stressed/unstressed syllables in Elizabethan poetry. Once he found the rhythm, the student clued in pretty quickly."