Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We revised the outline for her research paper on Albert Camus's "The Stranger" and she wrote the first page and a half of her rough draft."
"The student initially started with math drills and decided she could complete these on her own. The student is now studying Greek mythology. She read to me the myth concerning Dionysius and his choice of bride. We enthusiastically discussed the myth and our impressions of each of the characters in the story. The student then proceeded to answer assigned questions on the topic. The student is self-motivated. Her winter progress report shows that she is a leader and does best when things are highly structured. I find that she is quite capable of leading most lessons and will work diligently until the job is done."
"She took the Eighth Grade Writing Assessment on Wednesday of this week. She said that overall it went well, but that she felt rushed toward the end and was unable to complete her last two paragraphs as carefully as she would have liked. She also mentioned that her essay did not have five paragraphs, though we have frequently discussed that for this kind of test, it is important to have at least three body paragraphs as well as an introduction and conclusion. The results will not be available for several months. I hope to continue working on basic concepts of organization and support with her. Today, we mostly worked on an assignment from her Language Arts class on poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. Together, we read two poems and identified the speaker, literary devices, tone, and major themes. I reviewed some common literary devices to help her identify them. In the last few minutes, I started a brief lesson on subject-verb agreement. We will return to this topic at our next meeting. We will now be meeting once weekly instead of twice as the exam is over."