Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In my time with the student today, we worked on a grammar review for her pre-compositions that are coming up. She had an extensive packet of grammar review to go through, which is pretty much what we worked on for the session. In French, we focused on review of nouns/prepositional phrases/verb phrases etc. Since her pre-comps are starting next week, we are also going to meet on Wednesday to continue grammar review."
"Today we went over two English homework assignments. We read an excerpt and took notes on it. We then brainstormed, and the student completed the first paragraph of a college essay."
"The student had to create a "mind map" for a character from Romeo and Juliet, for whom she needed to select several important quotations to represent the character's personality and development and draw images inside the outline of a face to represent those characteristics. She chose Romeo. Her overall assessment of Romeo's nature and development showed understanding of the character, and she knew where to look in the play for quotes to support her assessment, though I also advised her on a couple. When we came to the actual drawing, the student's ideas of what images to draw further showed an understanding of the character and ability to represent it visually. I helped her embellish her mind map with a few additional image ideas, and she demonstrated that she understood my suggestions and how they fit into her overall concept. She seemed pretty enthusiastic about this project."