Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on his career project. We made an outline for his essay and planned his presentation board."
"We started with him writing 3 paragraphs about "Big Nate" and the characters in it. We then read chapter 3. I asked him to read pg. 57-61 for Friday."
"At today's session, the student showed me the application for the middle school she is applying to. We worked on brainstorming her answers to the three essay questions. We talked briefly about brainstorming strategies, and then began the first question. She listed her interests, hobbies and talents, then wrote out some examples and details to support her list. For the second and third questions, her lists were closer to rough drafts. In discussing a fictional character she admires, we talked about, and she wrote, examples of how the character's actions demonstrate her positive traits, and we worked on finding words to describe those traits. In the last 20 minutes of our session, since she left her book "The Lightning Thief" at school, we continued reading "The Red Pyramid." We discussed the plot, character and setting of the section we read, and we talked about why it might be helpful to talk about the setting first. We also continued to review our context strategies. Next week, we will work on rough drafts of her three application essays."