Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on an expository essay and utilizing a planning guide to organize his thoughts. He struggled with replacing the word "nobody" with other words such as people, humans, etc. During the session he maintained a positive attitude and welcomed feedback. I gave him an essay prompt to begin working on for the next time. Overall, it was a great session."
"The student and I went over the rewrite that she did from her UIL prompt. We discussed avoiding wordiness in her essays and I gave her a worksheet on common redundancies to avoid. We also went over the concept of oxymorons vs. paradoxes. In addition, I reviewed the outlines she had done based on two prompts that I gave her at her last session. She is going to write them into full essays for her next session."
"Today we went over two worksheets that I made - one on conclusion paragraphs, and one on precise word choice. The student said he found the word choice worksheet really helpful. He also mentioned that he started reading for fun outside of class, so I assigned a homework assignment for him to pick out 15 new words and write them in the journal I gave him, along with their definitions so he can begin to build his vocabulary. Next week we will go over the 15 words, go through his journal entries and try to pick the best word choice, and I'll bring a worksheet on the evidence/explanation section."