Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This evening the student and I concentrated on studying for her upcoming vocab quiz and on parts of speech. We spent most of the lesson taking a mock spelling test (she missed 2 out of 10) and testing the POS of her vocab words (she missed 5 out of 10). I then had her write out sentences for each of her vocab words (she missed 9 out of 10) and had her play "Memory" with her vocab cards. There seems to be a clear disconnect between her ability to remember the definition of words and her ability to understand the actual meaning of those words in context. I will be working with her on this disconnect more in the future. We then played "Bananagrams" and I had her identify the POS of each word she and I created. She did very well on this exercise. She has vocab studying homework and "The Running Dream" reading homework from me before we meet next."
"Tonight, the student and I went over his English midterm material. We went over his vocabulary list, and he provided the list that his teacher gave him. We also went over "The Lord of the Flies," "Life of Pi," and "The Odyssey." He seems to get the major themes and topics of all the novels. We talked about them extensively, and we discussed the symbols and themes in each. I gave him general questions, and he answered very well regarding the major topics."
"For this session, we worked on the student's paper on Angela's Ashes. We focused on finishing the text. She has all except the conclusion done at this point. We added the historical portions and the introduction today. We will meet again tomorrow to finish and edit."