Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We studied all the English prepositions and reviewed all the exercises about them. The student did all the tests about it as well."
"We went over spelling, reading, and reading comprehension. We continue to read and write sentences every class for practice. I left spelling words and reading for him for homework."
"I had an introductory session with the student. I wanted her to feel comfortable, and I wanted to get an evaluation of her oral capabilities."
"For today's session, the focus was entirely on reading books, both that I had brought and that the student had to read as part of his assigned reading for school. Since he had been gone on vacation with his family for the duration of last week, he had quite a bit of work to make up in general, and a short biographical book about Sojourner Truth was part of that. We spent half of the session hour slowly and meticulously reading through that, stopping to discuss the historical events and occasions, along with the challenging words and phrases. The second half of the session was spent reading two more chapters of "The Knight at Dawn," during which time I also had the student read slowly and carefully so as to focus on the correctness of his reading to prepare for more work on general fluency during our next session on Thursday."
"We worked on simple word problems and his spelling words. He struggled with some of the longer words, so we focused on those. He was very focused this session. We reviewed the meaning of more and less when it comes to word problems. We reviewed his last spelling test from school."
"We covered grammar and conventions in a term paper rewrite, as well as some idea and argumentation issues. The student was struggling the most with sentence structure and academic conventions, as noted by her professor's comments on her paper. The student was very receptive and engaged while we were working, and she seemed to truly care about her grade and producing good work. I reminded the student of the proofreading trick of reading a paper out loud to catch errors by ear, and encouraged her to do this before resubmitting the paper. The student still needed to actually make the edits and resubmit her paper after I left. I saw her original score, 16/20, but did not see if her grade was improved through the rewrite since she submitted it after I left. I really enjoyed seeing the student realize some of the mistakes she was making, and hopefully she will not make these in the future through her increased awareness."