"Today we specifically went over the student's cell entity project. The project is due Friday, however, the student is submitting the project on Monday for extra credit. He presented the project to me. He explained that he had not completed editing, and that what I was seeing was a rough draft. His project looked great! We reviewed the project a few times, and edited the project together. On a few slides the student had awkward comparative phrases, reason being that he did not want to recycle the same words over and over again "similar" "like"... After catching this I condoned the student for the great awareness, and introduced the student to a thesaurus. I explained the use of it and how it can be easily found on Microsoft Word. I had the student open up Word and type in the word "similar" and had him right click to the option menu and there he found synonymous and the thesaurus. While editing the student understood that when describing the functions of the organelles of the cell he can not be vague, rather specific to detail. Science is not vague, rather the contrary, each cell organelle has specific duties. He understands, and said he would make the necessary changes where needed.
Overall the student did a great job on the project thus far. Should he incorporate the critique/editing that we did together, the student should have a phenomenal presentation. He also has his math quiz/math retake on Tuesday. He said that he feels confident, he has been reviewing the material for some time now. I reminded him to review through his old exam, as the teacher may re-use problems. He preferred not to review for the math exam today with me (as he had more confidence in the subject), rather he wanted to spend time on working on the project. I told him, should he have any questions leading up to the math exam, he should call me/email me and we will set something up.
We had a great session, by far one of the best we have had."