Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During my session with the student we worked on the present perfect tense and the simple past tense of verbs. We worked on the proper pronunciation of past participles, when the -ed sounded like -d or -t, and the spelling rule concerning silent consonants and -ed. Afterwards, we began discussing how to format a cover letter, and the appropriate information to share in a cover letter. She seemed somewhat confused by the material at first, but gained clarity on it while working with me. For extra practice, I left her with some questions to think about to help her formulate the main body paragraph of her cover letter."
"Reviewed alphabet letters and phonetic sounds. Personal information: being able to fill out paperwork and to state orally what her personal information is. We also reviewed vocabulary tied to her job, and I introduced simple sentences with color words."
"Today we started off by reviewing our material from the previous lesson. We then practiced new material. We mostly worked on nowhere, somewhere, anywhere, and went over two negatives making a positive in English. We also practiced conditionals ("If I won the lottery, I would..."). For our next lesson, the student is going to read the first chapter for the book she picked out (Twilight). She will be choosing one or two pages that illustrate her opinion of the main character and reading them out loud. Then she will describe to me why these passages support her ideas. She does not seem to feel that she has much aptitude for English, but I think her progress is strong and she has a good memory. She is talkative and always willing to expand on her sentences. She has a tendency to end her sentences in the middle when she doesn't have the right words, but will always continue when prompted."