Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He was working on the paper when I arrived. He had not found quotations for each supporting paragraph, but he had written out the introduction and each supporting paragraph so we had something to start with. The remainder of the session we spent finding evidence for each topic sentence, each paragraph, of the essay by reviewing the narrative and my asking questions about the story and trying a debate style so he could begin to see what kind of evidence he would need to prove his point. We also spent about ten minutes working on grammar and other problems specific to ESL learners. He left with the task of finding a quotation for each supporting paragraph, writing a closing paragraph and pulling together the ideas for the introductory paragraph."
"During today's session, the student and I worked on a number of writing assignments. To begin with, we worked on an assignment requiring her to write detailed instructions on how to accomplish a specific task. Next, we worked on an assignment that required her to write a proposal for a feasibility report. We decided the report should be on choosing a new car. Thus, the proposal spelled out the rationale for the report, the issues the report would consider, the plan of work, the budget and personnel required for the report, etc. Overall, our session was very productive."
"Today we went over the essay the student is submitting for his utopia project. We edited the essay and looked at the grading rubric to be sure he was including all the content required by the teacher. We fixed grammar, punctuation, spelling, and began to vary the sentence structure of his writing."
"Today the student and I met for our first session. We worked on writing and specifically literary elements and details. He is a very bright student and often times just needs help with his phrasing and how to compile all of his ideas onto paper."
"The student did great this week! She stayed on task for her writing assignment and ultimately succeeded. We continue to work on reading comprehension and test taking skills."
"The student has an outline but it is still incomplete with info to be looked up. We discussed where to find info, what kinds to look for, how to narrow the topic, and that he needed to at least get his info and be ready/prepare some topic sentences for the paragraphs/sections. He needs a direction but we couldn't go into much detail other than choosing the method (impact analysis) he would use and that he must read the info he already has."