Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student primarily struggles with understanding the overall theme or concept of a story or written passage. We read two passages this evening; one was a work of fiction and the other was a nonfiction piece. He really grasps and understands the concepts detailed in a nonfiction work and can tell you about literal facts he just read about. While we read the chapter in the fiction story, we wrote out the definition for theme. We broke the details down to get to the major point of the chapter. Once he had an actual definition for theme, he was better able to analyze the overall concept of what he was reading in the passage. We primarily covered reading comprehension and reading fluency as he has a tendency to read faster than he is understanding."
"The student has been studying predicate adjectives in his language arts class. He had to do two different sections in his book. My first goal was to ensure that he understood all that the directions were asking him to do. This is a skill to maximize on comprehension."
"We read and discussed the remainder of chapter 3 of Of Mice and Men. I challenged the student to think about symbolism in the book. We also began studying for the English portion of the college entrance exam. He read two passages and answered corresponding questions. We discussed the mechanics and rhetorical aspects of the questions being asked."