Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished the student's summer writing assignment. She had 5 questions to answer over her reading on Puerto Rico."
"We started by reviewing her extra practice. She organized the writing piece well with strong arguments, as instructed. We completed a "Knowing When To Capitalize" worksheet. We did the first half together and then she was asked to complete the second half independently. She did need support with identifying proper nouns, such as names of books, but this could be because a lack of exposure or knowledge of what those things were. This leads me to believe she understands a majority of the capitalization rules. The writing we did tonight used "story starters" which are good to get her writing about topics she would not independently write about, causing her to think more creatively while also preparing her for future state testing. She was enthusiastic about writing tonight, and came up with a lot of great ideas for her writing piece. We did the prewriting outline together, and she began working on her rough draft. She was asked to complete her rough draft as part of her extra practice."
"Luckily, this was our final session involving the student's final research paper, and I believe he has enough to earn a good grade."