Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, I had the student come back to an earlier French text we worked on this week. I asked him what he remembered of the story, and then I had him read it multiple times. I underlined the words he mispronounced and had him read them again and again. I translated with him line by line. His pronunciation is getting better. I had him read in front of his mom. He still needs to work on fluidity and certain words, but he is improving."
"Today, we finished working through the alphabet and the different sounds each letter makes. We talked about the difference between consonants and vowels. I asked the student to think of different words and everyday items that began with each letter, and she was so creative with her responses! We worked on spelling and used feeling words, colors, and animal words to construct a short story. We also played a dice game to spell family-related vocabulary and days of the week. She did very well and has a weather words worksheet for next time."
"Today, the student and I worked on nonfiction text and text features. He worked hard to learn about sea animals and had a lot of great ideas. He also worked on the silent e and how sometimes it creates a long a sound. He was able to write words with the silent e and the long a sounds. He did a fantastic job today."
"The student and I met again and had an enjoyable session. She is very eager. I have encouraged her to work as much as she can on her English and have also suggested that we meet twice a week. Today's session was excellent, and I look forward to working with her again next week."
"I think this was a great introductory session with the student. We went over her paper on Billy Budd line by line to edit it and then we brainstormed ideas for her other final paper. We identified some of her problem areas, such as grammar and sentence organization, and I offered her some tips for editing her work and keeping her work concise and to the point."
"The student and I went over one of her AP language essays and revised it extensively. I emphasized the importance of referring to the prompt for help and guidance throughout the writing process, and also in revising. I also helped her clarify her diction, essay structure, and thesis statement. Most of our session focused on reading aloud and going through her essay on a paragraph-by-paragraph basis, and editing and revising things as they sounded strange or incomplete."