Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I read short pieces of literature and she wrote a quick summary of each. Then we read poetry and discussed the meaning of each poem."
"We need to start with the basics- subject, verb, predicate, predicate nominative, direct object, preposition, etc. I told the student that I will prepare lessons in those basic areas, and we will build upon it as the summer progresses. I will also try to get together some worksheets for those lessons. I had him write a 2 page story of dialogue only. I told him he could use some "he said," etc., but no thoughts or external descriptions. I suggested it could be two friends on their way to school, and he ended up doing that, including a mother in the conversation as well. For Thursday, I asked him to write 2 pages on why I should volunteer. He currently volunteers at a hospital, and he asked if he should write about volunteering there. I told him it could be there or somewhere else, but I want him to convince me."
"This was our last session together. We strived to finish his original and ongoing story about Scorpa-Man, his superhero alter-ego."