Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This ended a very productive session for the student, as I witnessed him do tremendous work on his project. He was very diligent, focused, and productive for the duration, composing at least a page and a half of original text. As he went along, we would engage over several of the topics, issues, and choices that come up along the way."
"The student has a few papers he needs to complete after taking a break from school to finish his incomplete courses. We went over two of them, and organized ideas that were generated."
"This session we went over reading and writing terms in preparation for the state assessment test. We also went over his reading book and practiced reading passages and answering interpretation questions about the passages. The student does really well in reading and writing, though he tends to read quickly, skip over words, or read words incorrectly. I hope that as we continue to work we will improve his skills."
"I helped the student complete a review of her homework during the first 15 minutes of the session. Afterward, I had the student practice her spelling. She was required to write a few sentences down using some of the sight words she has learned. She performed well, but struggled to spell a few words that were new to her. She was able to spell most words by applying what she has learned (proper word pronunciation, phonics). Then, I had the student practice reading new sight words. She struggled with some, but was able to read most of them. I then introduced to her the difference between the past, present, and future tense of words. She practiced these concepts using different words with very little help. Toward the end of the session, the student read for 10 minutes. Overall, she did great. I left two English worksheets (reading and spelling) for her to work on until our next session."
"We restructured the student's outline to make sure she had enough material for ten pages. We also worked on incorporating sources as supporting evidence. Next, we reviewed one of the body paragraphs and made a plan for what the student needs to do to complete the paper."
"The student needs to have 2 pages of his paper done by Friday. However, the way he was going about it was a little scattered. I asked him to take a step back and make sure his notes were organized according to the outline first. I also felt that he needed some additional research because when I asked him simple questions about Galileo's story, he wasn't always sure of the answer. Also, we worked on revising his outline to fit his new thesis better and peer editing notes. The student's homework was to finish reading a chapter from "Physicists in Conflict" and take more notes until he knows everything that happened to Galileo during his trials. I also asked that he go back through his notes and mark each one according to the paragraph in which it will be used. If he can get this done, it will be no problem to finish 2 pages on our Wednesday appointment."