Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked through a practice essay because she said she didn't feel comfortable writing them. There is definitely not a problem with running out of things to say. We are just going to work going forward on developing a personal, genuine voice, and reminding her that writing is just like talking."
"The student and I covered a lot of ground on Wednesday. We worked with success principles for teens and I had her do some exercises. Friday is our last day together and she expressed some sadness that we won't be working together at least in the foreseeable future."
"Discussed the student's thoughts on Harry Potter. She enjoyed the book, understood the material and found it easy to read. Also worked on vocab, analogies and poetry. She is improving on identifying difficult vocab and has several strategies to help decipher meaning."
"During this session, we discussed the case study for the exam, which the student is taking next week. We spent the entire session analyzing and breaking down the case study and different aspects of it. Tonight, he is going to actually write the essay for the case study. Tomorrow, we will go over the essay he wrote and analyze ways to improve."
"This 1.5 hour session focused on the student's reading development. We began this session with a reading selection from the book Divergent. She has difficulty reading but is interested in stories about strong individuals. Following the reading passage, the student and I examined her learning styles and discussed ways in which she can increase educational benefit in her classes. The session concluded by creating comparisons between the novel Divergent and other similar novels. She will continue to read this novel for the next session. At this time, there are no noted concerns. She seems to enjoy her tutoring sessions."
"We worked on 'showing' not 'telling' sentences. Took simple sentences and added a lot of detail, adjectives, and adverbs. Talked about describing things using the five senses. Completed a worksheet of this and then practiced on a paragraph from her essay last week. I have encouraged the student to use proper punctuation and grammar in all of her work. I discouraged the use of words like "gonna" or "wanna" in her writing. The last ten minutes we discussed a homework assignment she was confused about for The Scarlet Letter. She was able to come to think of the correct answers on her own with simple explanations from me."