Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student finished the Ethics of Care vs Ethics of Justice paper. He had a great attitude towards material. We then continued wording and grammar practice. I followed a rubric the student provided. The student was helpful, and we made much progress."
"We covered essay structure, such as thesis, body, and conclusion. We also went over transitions and how to provide evidence in detail. The student struggled a bit with wording, which is something that we will work on in the future. I assigned her the last three paragraphs of her essay to complete for homework. We outlined what the structure should look like. I would certainly like to practice more with essay writing."
"In this session, we focused on preparing the student for her Level 14 spelling test and working on her reading. We worked with books and a Time for Kids magazine sent home from school, and we did a practice spelling test with her Level 14 words."
"Today, the student and I started by getting her caught up on assignments for English. I had been in touch with her teacher, so I knew which assignments she needed to work on. One of them she had completed, but not submitted in the right place. The other was a response to a podcast that she missed listening to in class. We listened to a good chunk of the podcast while she took notes. We discussed significant themes and an appropriate thesis. After that, she worked to complete an assigned history review packet, and started an extra-credit APUSH take-home test."
"The student and I were able to accomplish quite a bit of work. We fixed the errors that he made on his subtraction homework and completed another page of regrouping subtraction problems. He occasionally made the error of regrouping unnecessarily, but realized his mistake when we went back over the problems. He also read the American Revolution piece and we completed the accompanying questions. We will continue with the American Revolution piece tomorrow and will work on independent summary writing."
"We created a game with players and dice. Certain spaces on the board that she drew involved reading, making up short stories, using words that are on our list, and spelling. She likes the dynamic game elements, moving along the board, as it involves more kinesthetic learning which keeps her more involved. She said she enjoyed the game very much and we will continue adding new tasks and skills."