Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued our work on conclusions. I provided the student with a handout with many examples of conclusion strategies and asked her to apply some of that knowledge to one of her writing samples. We worked on her tendency to remain on the surface level when writing and attempted to break through to deeper reflection in order to produce an effective conclusion. This was eventually achieved through consistent questioning on my part to prompt her writing. As previously mentioned, it is my goal to get the student to ask herself these questions in the future."
"Covered paragraph writing and supporting statements concepts. Reviewed the last writing assignment that I gave him, which was on his experience in the Boy Scouts. We really fleshed out the essay by completing statements, and expansion of ideas. I think the best way is to help him focus his thoughts and ideas is through conversation so that he can shape them using words. I left him with the assignment of writing an essay on his favorite food, pizza."
"I worked with the student on reading comprehension and summarization. We used a 10% summary writing guide to summarize an article. After she completed the summary, I had her begin an opinion based writing assignment. I asked her to back up her assertions with evidence. While she worked on the second assignment I reviewed and edited her summary. We finished by correcting mistakes and discussing ways to improve the structure and clarity of the writing. She was positive and receptive during the session."