Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on the portion of her essay that asked her to compare Stieglitz idea of sustainable development to the UN's new sustainable development goals. Moving forward, I'll review her essay, looking specifically at grammar, and she'll write her one-page personal critique. We'll meet again on Monday to format it and fine tune it."
"The student and I spent the entire hour on sentences: identifying the four types, identifying the subject and predicate, and the correct use of dependent and independent clauses."
"We went over the student's second version of the paper she wrote looking at the development of thesis, the continuation of the same verb tense throughout, and the development of themes for clear understanding. Then we went over chapters 18-23 in Sense and Sensibility. The student compared various scenes in these chapters to other literature she has read and movies she has seen. For next week we will read chapters 24-29."
"Today, we read the introduction and first chapter of a new Magic School Bus book, "Electric Storm." The student sounds out words much quicker than he did during our first few sessions. I timed his reading during the first few chapters of the last book he read, so I will time him again next session to see if there is any improvement. We practiced his spelling flashcards and played Bingo with them. He is getting much better about telling the difference between "oo" and "ew.""
"Student A completed a reading assessment. He started a verbal assessment which he will complete for homework. I am also going to assign him a writing assignment. Student B worked on a reading assessment. She will work some more on her writing for homework."
"Today, the student and I created an outline for her organizational analysis paper. We reviewed the instructions and grading rubric in detail for the topics, references, and recommendations that need to be included. We then took those key points and structured them into an outline including title headings. We also outlined which references should be included in each section. Today, she is going to research the specific authors and works that her professor wants her to reference in this paper. She's also planning to identify the sources she's going to use to discuss the community-based outpatient clinics. She is going to create a rough draft today that we can refine and edit in tomorrow's session."