Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I started the student with a reading comprehension worksheet that was more difficult than the previous week's. Though she struggled a little bit, she managed to answer all of the questions correctly with some help. Afterwards, we went over spelling and vocabulary, focusing on basic spelling patterns and fundamental spelling rules. I then gave her a lesson in comma usage and we finally wrapped up by completing another reading comprehension practice."
"The student and I spent almost all of our session today talking about his English short story. His story is on the invention of Killer Tea and the adventures of Gus Cooper and the late Nick Jones. We followed the 8 point algorithm for his story: 1) comfort zone 2) wants something 3) call to adventure 4) adapt/overcome objections 5) get what they want 6) call to action 7) return to familiar situation 8) changed for better or worse."
"The student said he got an A- on his future tense French quiz. For this session, since he has some essay responses to Lord of the Flies due in English on Monday, we worked on his approach to the 2-page essay on uses of "grins" in the book. He had figured out what he wanted to do for the essay and was well on his way to completing it."
"The student was very well-prepared for today's session; his English paper is due tomorrow, and all edits have been performed, notecards updated, and an annotated bibliography complete! The student and I continued to work on how to prepare for history by typing up the teacher's notes into his own language. He and I worked a bit on reading comprehension exercises by reading economics literature and breaking down paragraphs into subjects and main points. He has been left with reading comprehension exercises for nighttime reading, math problems to complete, and history notes to type up."
"Today we spent most of our session working on an assignment the student had for English class, to take several pages of Romeo and Juliet and rephrase the various archaic phrasings into modern English. After this, we worked on math -- this week, working on linear equations."
"Today, the student and I worked on his Invisible Man essay. He already had a first draft done, so we went paragraph by paragraph and analyzed a bit more. His structure and writing style were good, as was his organization. We focused on taking what he already said in his draft and expanding on it and delving deeper. We also added a few more examples and rearranged two of the paragraphs to give a better flow. We also worked on taking out unnecessary "filler" sentences and instead using clear and concise sentences. With the work he put in, I think this paper will be a great reflection of his thoughtful analysis."