Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I corrected her poetry paper. Using her professor's feedback, we went through line-by-line to find issues and make the language clearer. Specifically, we focused on using active verbs and clearly introducing quotes. She did a great job picking up the concepts, and by the end of the session she was making most of the edits herself!"
"I worked on imperfect tense with Student 1. This was aided by our previous introduction to the subject, so he's gotten the basics pretty quickly. We'll work more on this next time we meet. I worked with Student 2 on the direction of his paper. Now that we're putting some more work into the reading, he has a base to start thinking critically about what he's reading."
"The student wrote a second attempt for the same ACT writing prompt that the responded to at the last session, and did much better in that he definitively picked a side. We then went back to drafting his essay over Dr. Faustus. He finished up his paragraph over Greed, and is trying to finish up the draft by the next session. His writing has improved significantly since sessions began, in both his clarity and his grammar. It was another great session!"
"The student and I met again to finish up her memoir and to practice some Spanish for a test she has Friday. In English, they peer-reviewed papers and she got some feedback about varying her sentence structure, so we went back and changed several places to offer a better variety of syntax. We practiced her vocabulary for her Spanish quiz, and then went over expectations for next session."
"During our session, I helped the student complete a review of her homework during the first 15 minutes. She had to complete an English (spelling and rhyme) and math (subtraction and addition) assignment. She did very well on her own with minor assistance. Following that, I had the student work on a spelling worksheet that required her to spell the correct vocabulary word next to the correct synonym. After, the student worked on reading comprehension. She had to read a set of words and figure out their meaning with the use of context clues. Toward the end of the session, I helped the student with her Mother's Day card. She wanted to write a few sentences in the card, which I helped her with. Overall, the student performed great. She understood what she worked on. I encouraged her to continue reading with her mom for at least 20 minutes every day."
"This was our introductory meeting and the student seems to be progressing well with his reading. He read Goodnight Moon, Red is Best, The Giving Tree, and part of The Polar Express. He did well on comprehending what he read as he answered questions well. At times he was probably being distracted by the drawings, so we focused on focusing on the text."