Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a great session tonight. We went over his case brief and analysis. We talked a lot about clauses and comma usage. He did a great job identifying the sentences he struggled with and finding solutions to make his writing more clear and concise. I left him with a handout on clauses and subject-verb agreement. For next week, he is going to brief and outline three cases on first amendment rights in schools."
"Student 1 and I reviewed citations rules. I gave him a packet about avoiding plagiarism in the college setting, and we looked at a sample research paper. We also discussed introducing sources and weaving quotes into academic discourse. Student 2 and I reviewed some basic organizational and study skills, like setting reminders on electronic devices and using a colored whiteboard for studying. We also determined he would need help learning to write literary analysis papers and outlined a paper together. We also planned to work on identifying themes in literature and used movies to practice establishing the central message of a work. Student 3 and I discussed time management and study skills. We determined it would help to write his tasks down every day and to devote thirty minutes each night to his four academic subjects. This would break projects and test review into smaller, more manageable, units of study. We reviewed ninth grade literature information, including fragments, formal voice, and parallel structure."
"Reviewed reading and writing techniques. Also, reviewed and compared/contrast both opinion and narrative writing pieces."