Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I first read and critiqued a poem the student has written and will be presenting to the class the next day in a PowerPoint. It was excellent and was strong in regards to the guidelines of what the teacher has called for. I had only a slight suggestion to make. It was that good. The rest of the session was spent on reviewing the four basic types of sentences, how to recognize and use them, and then recognizing the simple/complete subject and simple/complete predicate of sentences. This was all done from a workbook."
"The student had a study guide for her test on Romeo and Juliet. We worked through the first two acts of the play. After a few questions, she was coming up with great analysis of what the play was about on her own. We discussed some literary device questions (find an example of dramatic irony, alliteration, etc.). She was understanding the gist of the play very well. I was particularly impressed with her immediate understanding of the Friar's soliloquy on plants, in both its literal and figurative meanings."
"The student and I did some excellent work on writing paragraphs; we took a look at the War of the Worlds and at the type of detail Welles used to convince people of the veracity of his program, and then at how to apply that same level of detail to her writing."