Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over a few rules the student's teacher had for inserting quotations into his essays. We also started talking about his two most recent books and tried to find themes they had in common in preparation for his final next week. He was able to come up with a long list of possible themes and topics, and we narrowed it down to three possible topics he could write about. His mom said his grade went from a B to an A-."
"The student and I looked at the review packet for his English class final exam. We reviewed grammatical concepts such as participial phrases, gerunds, appositives, and dependent and independent clauses. He did exercises out of his grammar textbook. He maintained his focus and learned the concepts very well. I left him with the assignment of making flashcards for the vocab words that will be on the final."
"The student and I worked on her study words to prepare her for a quiz. We practiced spelling the words and using them in sentences. I helped her to develop some mnemonic strategies to remember correct spellings. We also read a book - Scooby Bakes a Cake - and located the study words in the text. After finishing the story, I asked her some inferential questions to practice comprehension. She seems to be learning fast and always has a good attitude. She brings excitement to each session."