Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the student's most important assignment at the moment, a project about the 1920s. It is a multi-class project and he is required to complete different tasks for different classes. For his math class, he constructed a binary tree and is required to write a paragraph about his project. We wrote the paragraph together, focusing on setting the scene and connecting thoughts within the paragraph. He is also writing a short story for the project, and we discussed his narrative plan and how he can structure the story."
"The student and I did a writing exercise together. We did a creative writing assignment. First, we "mapped" out the characters in the story. We listed their personalities, described them, listed their quirks, etc. We then summarized the story and took notes about the theme and symbols. Next, we discussed an ending to the story. We made bullet points and mapped out an ending. I then had him write the story. He did great and used good description and examples from the text. I gave him a short, similar homework assignment."
"Very good class. We worked on a book report. I helped the student to write a time line for the two books which she read. In the process we talked about literature and history --- the books were about the kinder transport program in Great Britain Dec. 1938 - Sept. 1939. We also looked at grammar, especially verb tenses."