Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started today with a book that she is reading for school and which they have almost finished reading, Treasure Island. We read the whole chapter out loud, explaining each action. We went on to talk about each chapter afterwards. We read part of the last two chapters of the book that they have not read in class. We discussed Long John Silver and Jim. She says that they will have to write a persuasion essay in a week or two. We discussed which aspects of the novel could be the subject of persuasion. For next week, she has to write an essay on Silver and whether he is a good person or a bad person. I instructed her to make sure she includes a "naysayer," the argument that is the strongest against her own. We discussed chapters 13-17 of Sense and Sensibility. She gave me her essay of the comparison and contrast of Elinor and Marianne. For next week, she is to read chapters 18-22."
"The student and I reviewed his upcoming College English and Writing class, all of his upcoming assignments, and writing assignments, some of which he had already started. The student wrote some very good Issue Proposals and Persuasive papers, which are part of his overall assignments. We then went over some organizational skills related to his Public Speaking and other classwork, as budgeting and planning his time is a weakness, according to his Dad. This was an excellent first session. He is very talented."
"Student 1- We went over a paper that he had written. Mostly we talked about being clear and concise and writing introduction and conclusion sentences. Student 2- We talked about introductions and conclusions."