Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He has started reading "Cheaper by the Dozen." We continued reading together (chapters 2 and 3). He also has a math program and I was asked to review it with him, so we spent some time on that; I will email math handouts to him for review and provide some math assistance in the coming weeks."
"During this session, the student and I worked on English vocabulary. We made flashcards for her vocabulary unit - one set with synonyms and another with antonyms. She practiced reading all of the words aloud and discussing their meanings, especially in the context of sentences. For the remainder of the session we corrected her Spanish test. We worked on the appropriate endings and why it's important to conjugate a verb before placing it in a sentence."
"The client and spent about 45 minutes talking about his job and other things going on in his life. He and his wife are launching their own business venture so he requested that in the future we spend time practicing sales and marketing in English. He feels confident selling things in Spanish but does not think he could do so in English. As he spoke, I took notes on things he was saying incorrectly, many of which are related to prepositions, which is something we will cover in the coming weeks. We reviewed the "at, in, on" prepositions, which we covered during our previous session. He seems to have grasped the concept and rules well with the exception of using the prepositions with dates and times. This week we covered forms of the verb "to be," which he may not have known the rules and reasoning behind, but he knew how to use the verbs in a sentence. This is not something we will need to cover again."
"The student and I worked on her paper due for her English class analyzing whether or not Iron Man was a hero. I helped her organize the content as well as expand in certain areas and find additional sources."
"The student and I met today from 12:00 to 1:45pm. We went over a paper he is writing for his English class. His paper is analyzing "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller. His teacher wants him to write a six to eight paragraph paper with MLA citations. Essentially we went over his paper together for spelling, grammar, flow, content, proper format, and strength of expression. His paper was much improved by the end of the session."
"Today the student and I went over the elements and strategies of completing and crafting a DBQ and essay. I gave him a "mini" DBQ from an old examination- Global Studies- and he completed it during our session. We reviewed his answers and his essay, and he made corrections. A good start."