Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did not have any schoolwork for this weekend, so we focused upon vocabulary usage and grammar fundamentals. His retention of definitions and his improvement with spelling is significant, but I want to work with him in applying his new knowledge to improving simple sentences. To this end, I gave him a set of 10 sentences with simple words and phrases for him to replace with more sophisticated vocabulary words. For example, for the sentence "I can't see the lighthouse, it's too far away," he needed to find a replacement for "far away." He correctly chose the vocabulary word "remote" from memory. He was able to replace all underlined words correctly from memory with 7/10 of the sentences. We continued to work with rules for comma usage. We viewed a PowerPoint detailing examples of introductory elements that need a comma placed after them. He was able to successfully place the comma in 7/10 of sentences with introductory elements in an online activity."
"Student and I completed our final session for the year today. She worked on a speech and research paper finals for her English course. We completed them together."
"The student and I continued work on her summer assignment for honors British Literature. We discussed the meaning and themes of a pivotal scene in Macbeth and began to build a thesis."