Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, I introduced a workbook that we can use to practice skills. The first section we completed required the student to categorize words. She eliminated words that didn't belong or chose the correct title for a group of words. She completed a section on synonyms and antonyms which was helpful in introducing a few new vocabulary terms. We also start a section on homophones."
"The student showed me an essay question that she received back from her teacher and she didn't receive any negative feedback. We quickly reviewed how to write a conclusion. She and I worked on more passages and questions. She is structuring her written responses better and is using the passage more often to support her answers."
"The student read for her upcoming social studies quiz, and then I created a quiz for her. We then went through the problems and I answered any questions she had on the material."
"Went over paper from science class in session. Discussed grammatical concepts such as parallelism, citations, and how to integrate quotes. The student's writing skills are good. Overall, he understands a lot of the higher level grammar we cover, but has a harder time explaining and putting it into use. Upon reviewing some of the work, however, the student applies those concepts while writing and improved certain aspects of his writing."
"We went over one of the student's previous essays in which he received a low grade to determine where he needs to improve. On this essay, he struggled most with matching the content of his writing with his thesis and closing statements, so I reviewed that with him. We spent much of the time going over critical reading strategies and how to translate that into effective essay writing. He was very receptive to feedback, and he accurately repeated back to me the lessons and strategies we had reviewed. We will finish our discussion of this paper next time we meet, wrapping up with basic principles of grammar and syntax, and then focus more of our time on smart and effective writing skills."
"We discussed the student's Grendel/Unferth essay and what he still needs to do to improve his writing. Also, we worked on his ACT skills and went over his need to maintain focus. This year, he is being asked to do more, and he is working hard to adapt."