Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent the session mainly on reading and writing, including worksheets and some practice writing stories in his notebook. He was very responsive."
"The student and I met again on Sunday. She had 6 pages of her paper written, and we focused on content, not length. Her paper was not organized the way she wanted it, so we printed it out, cut out the paragraphs, and put them together in order. We then focused on content, bringing in a few more paragraphs about the background of WWII, then focused on Japanese POW camps. I left her with 2 revised, and 5 that still needed to be proofed. Our next session is tonight, and I am planning on doing the following: - cut some of my vocabulary and suggestions out of the first 2 pages, and insert the student's suggestions. - make sure the length and flow of the essay is suitable. - cross-reference the essay to the assignment sheet and ensure all the requirements are met. This ensures that her assignment and paper will be in her words (with not so much of my influence), as well as all set up for Friday."
"- Covered grammatical issues, sentence structure, making concise and clear sentences, and general editing. - Struggling a bit with articulating her ideas and thoughts. - Will be sending the student a PDF of APA formatting for assistance with."
"Today's session began with a pronunciation exercise where the student read aloud from a newspaper article on foreign labor competition. We then practiced comparative statements using more/less and higher/lower by discussing the differences between foreign and domestic labor. He came up with strong reasons for his opinions but expressed some frustration at the rigidity of some of the comparison forms. I reminded him that it is important to master standard expressions for communicating opinions in English before we branch out to more complex expressions. He also committed to speaking in complete sentences during our sessions in order to improve his handle on grammar."
"Today we discussed the prefix re- and the suffix -ed. We also discussed the blends -ough and -th and identified and decoded them in real and in nonsense words. The student did an excellent job with this. We continued to read our book together, working on fluency, and discussed the plot points while making character inferences and predictions."
"The student and I read from our novel, "Pickle Juice." As we read, she practiced reading strategies when faced with unfamiliar words. I checked comprehension as we read. We also played a reading, blending game, similar to Scrabble"