Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She worked on editing her personal narrative, leaving out words to clarify her ideas or rewording sentences. She understood that each word you use as a writer has a purpose or should be left out. She was doing very well with her use of descriptors and varying sentence structure and length. She will be working on a biography for her next lesson. We discussed ways to use paragraphs in her biography rough draft, i.e.: keeping similar ideas grouped together in the same paragraph. She worked very hard."
"The student and I continued to work on her peacock project during this session. We researched peacocks on the internet and watched a video about them as well. We reviewed what we went over last time because I want to make sure she is able to reiterate and teach her fellow students all about peacocks and all that she has learned about them so far. We completed the diagram on appearance and predators. After this, we went over some clock work and subtraction using 3-digit numbers. She got 8/10 subtraction problems correct. She did a wonderful job listening and was engaged during the session. She is working hard and I am proud of her progress."
"Today the student completed her homework for the entire week. She wrote her spelling words three times each, wrote each in a sentence, wrote her super vocabulary sentence and definition. She also wrote about playing outside in four sentences. She did very well. She also worked on greater than and less than with numbers up to 100. She also completed counting by 2s and 5s up to 50. Lastly, she completed a worksheet on place value, finding the balloon with the correct value of tens and ones when given in words."
"Over two sessions online, the student and I worked to fine tune her research essay for screenwriting class. I think her writing is improving, overall, but we need to work on avoiding repeating words and organization. This might be solved by coming up with a more concrete outline in the pre-writing stages. Otherwise, I think she is on the right track and doing well."
"The student took her final exam in Psychology today, and she thinks it went well. She said she feels better about her performance on this exam than on either of the two previous ones. We spent a lot of time preparing, so I'm very hopeful that she will do well. In our session, we reviewed the material for Unit 8 in her Art History class. This section covers female artists in the WPA and their role in Abstract Expressionism. I first gave her some general historical background on the Depression and the New Deal, explaining in more detail how Roosevelt provided government support for artists and the legacy of his approach to public art. For the discussion question, she chose to write about Isabel Bishop, so we did some research on her and drafted a response about how Bishop did and did not fit in the artistic zeitgeist of the 1930's and 1940's in the US."
"The student and I worked on outlining his class project on "Call of the Wild." I assessed his general writing abilities, correcting basic punctuation and grammatical mistakes. I look forward to our next session, where we will complete the outline together."