Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on presentation skills including volume, body language, and eye contact. I provided him with different topics which he used to create persuasive three minute speeches that he presented to his mother and I. These presentation skills will help him when he is participating in his class and also in the future as he communicates his ideas."
"Today we covered present simple and present continuous verb forms and the difference between them. We talked about the special rules for verbs that end in -ss, -sh, -ch, -o, -y along with the exceptions to these verb forms. The student left with practice homework on these focus areas."
"The student and I are working on a pronunciation poem. I'm using English as a second language resources because, to assist him in understanding and writing English. We also worked on speaking with correct pronunciation, fluid vocabulary, and confidence."
"Today we continued to review simple word type and worked on constructing sentences using verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs."
"Today we went over the beginning of the European discovery of the Americas. We also reviewed a lot of vocabulary."
"Reading comprehension "The Cold Equations". 5 short essay questions completed. Taught student how to save and attach homework to drop box in order to submit assignments online."
"We worked on English idioms: about to, break the news, go belly up, let's face it, put up with, no point in, make up one's mind, talk over. We also did some discussion about jobs and cooking instructions."
"The student finished her news story paper, and we reviewed and discussed her assigned chapters from Fathers and Sons. She came up with five discussion questions to share in class."
"Tonight we worked on formatting and organizing sentences. He is very conscientious about using his own words, which is wonderful. He wanted recommendations to help him properly express the meaning of the sentence. We also worked on taking the information from the article and using it to support the recommendations he was making in the letter. Our second activity was to study his vocabulary words. He did an excellent job on these!"
"We began this session with grammar. First, we reviewed adjectives, which the student A understood with relative ease. Therefore, we soon moved onto verb tenses. Although she was familiar with simple past, present, and future, we learned about the progressive and perfect tenses which she found more difficult. We worked on several exercises together; then both students played Jeopardy verb tenses. After that both students worked on a written assignment due for school while I reviewed their progress and helped with any issues that arose (for example, explain how to keep one's writing concise). Finally, we returned to our discussion of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. First, we took a comprehension quiz, then discussed some issues of the book (primarily characterization and imagery). Finally, we watched some of the movie and discussed the changes from the book."
"Do, does, go, goes practice. Telling dates and time. Homework: worksheets to practice dates and time."
"The students worked on RACE responses based on the passage "Viking Voyages." They worked on finding the main idea and supporting details."