Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student and I worked on her language and literature homework. We covered new vocabulary words as well as the comparative and superlative use of adjectives and adverbs."
"Today the student worked on a paper due in her English class on the Great Gatsby, focusing on the use of detail and diction in the novel to analyze character development."
"Today the student and I worked on all three portions of the eighth grade ELA exam. We began with multiple choice and read two stories, one fictional and one informational. He is doing considerably better in multiple choice, receiving 7/8 both times. It is very important that he reread the answer choices (especially the one he selected) twice before moving on. In both stories, as soon as he locked in his answer, he realized it was wrong. We also worked on an essay and writing body paragraphs. It is extremely important that he outline (even briefly) before writing so he addresses all aspects of the task. Today we worked on a prompt that wanted the student to say how rhythm, rhyme, and repetition effected the text. He could easily come up with examples but it was difficult for him to discuss the effect they had on the text itself. The last thing we did was work on short answers. We used the RACE acronym to write and this will make sure he receives full credit on all short answers."