Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we continued to discuss the student's American History final paper. He worked on the main section of the paper, using examples from the history text and Internet. I encouraged him to reread what he wrote aloud, as I feel it would help him find any errors in spelling, grammar or clarity."
"The student and I worked through a number of SAT critical reading passages and questions. We worked on understanding the main idea through chunking, summarizing, and restating in his own words. We continued to practice multiple choice elimination techniques and I asked other comprehension questions to assess his understanding. He's moving along well and said the chunking format was helpful. We'll continue to practice this way until he is comfortable with the technique and able to use it mentally on his own. His homework is to find an SAT level reading book and read 15 minutes per day while writing down any vocabulary words he doesn't know. Great session!"
"The student's literature teacher has assigned The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as their next assignment, so the student and I went through the first few chapters of the plot, as well as the characters, and the general overview of the rest of the book. We then discussed the advantages of the ACT over the SAT, as well as the possibilities of doing just a few grammar lessons in the future."