Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student made some improvement during this tutoring session. He was able to self correct himself. He made a few grammatical errors and organized the structure of his writing."
"We met today at the botanical garden where the student works. He continued to work on the expository piece we had begun. In addition, we did more of the multiple choice items."
"Great session! The student had a positive attitude the whole time, and we accomplished everything we set out to. We spent most of the time today going over the math he will learn this week in school. She has a good understanding on two digit multiplication, and she's really starting to improve with word problems. We worked briefly on some English homework that she needed to correct, and spent the last 15 minutes studying for a spelling test coming up."
"The student and I completed his summer grammar packet -- or at least the portion of it that'd he'd been given -- and managed to find time to do some review of grammar concepts that were not touched on in the packet, which dealt primarily with verbs: linking vs. action, the role of the helping verb, and use of the three main verb tenses. As for topics we briefly recapped outside of this, they included punctuation, capitalization, phrases vs. clauses, and the other principle parts of speech. We took a quick moment to look into some of his summer reading assignment -- he's been doing a little bit of reading every day to ensure he doesn't fall behind -- but ultimately decided to wait until he returns from camp to dive into those tasks."
"The student wrote the essay begun last week, following the outline we had created. This allowed him, with some prompts from me, to weave together his thoughts in a structured manner and write two pages of expository material."
"Since today was our first session, the main goal was to understand where the student was at to set up a plan for the coming weeks. We reviewed a short autobiographical piece for grammar and usage errors. Her spoken English is perfectly good, but she makes grammatical mistakes in her writing, largely, I would guess, because the written topics exceed what she is used to talking about. We also used that piece as a basis for discussing some general goals of writing (giving the reader notice of what's coming, respecting one's audience, organizing thoughts into categories). For our next session, and most sessions after that, she will be writing two short pieces, one personal and one a response to some work. The first two are about a movie and about her job. She is also to work from a vocab builder book."