Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Great session today! The student did well on his vocabulary quiz (73%) and essay. His argumentative essay he had for homework last week was okay. We went over the strengths and weaknesses. The quick write today was much improved. He added specific detail and support. His essay I assigned as homework is a different style that requires very specific detail and support and is an area that needs improvement."
"Today we went over the student's essay on Steve Jobs. The form and the sentences were all right. He will receive a new essay assignment on Wednesday. We then worked on his vocabulary words. I noticed he had not really understood the old group of words, so we reviewed and then went over a new group of words. I will write an exercise for him and a test for Monday. Then we discussed the first two paragraphs of Nabokov's "Symbols and Signs"--a short story that is all about foreshadowing but in a different culture--the Russian culture. We will challenge our observations of the numbers and symbols in the story. We will continue slowly with the story. The point is to think in different dimensions about narrative and interpretation."
"In today's session the student was asked to work on a compare /contrast essay on characters' conflict and tension in a story. This was based on a practice test and I was pretty impressed with his response. We also talked about different strategies for improving his study and organizational skills. He was assigned a persuasive letter writing prompt in a letter form as HW. Along with that he was introduced with the techniques of formal/informal writing."