Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was an assessment day. All three girls took three quizzes: reading comprehension, English and math. Some areas of strength were definitely highlighted, as were some areas that could use some support. Overall, I think we're off to a good start!"
"The student had finished her rough draft of the paper in advance of the session, so we spent most of the session editing what she had written. Her paper is solid and at the pruning stage, with no substantial revisions of content necessary. I helped her come up with a conclusion and left her with the task of devising a title. I encouraged her to give the paper to her teacher early, provided that her teacher is willing to look at it before the due date. If she is unwilling, I advised the student to leave the paper alone until Thursday, then take a fresh look at it."
"The student and I worked on English & French this session. I helped her develop an outline for an upcoming English essay on "A Midsummer Night's Dream." We discussed both content and formatting. We then went through her French homework for that night, focusing on vocabulary acquisition."
"Tonight the student worked on the final draft of her "Death of a Salesman" essay. I helped her edit the paper, and make some final changes. She did a great job on the draft of the essay. Her writing skills are improving and she is able to express her thoughts more clearly. We also worked on a biology cladogram assignment."
"We worked on the student's preparation for her English exam; covered conjunctions, clauses, and compound nouns. We also went over a worksheet on poetry, discussing major poetic elements such as meter, assonance, consonance, metaphor, simile, etc."
"We reviewed student's homework assignment together and spent a lot of time trying to understand an article about health care. She really took an interest in the article. From fundamentals, we did two pages - one on "staying on topic" and another on active verbs vs. passive verbs. We will work on vocabulary next week. The student was really thoughtful in our sessions; we had deep discussions about social issues and she was very articulate."