Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had written a riddle essay for his vacation assignment which we reviewed. I encouraged him to use more adjectives, more varied language, and longer and more complex sentence structure."
"This was the first session with the student and his mother. In order to establish a working relationship, we reviewed some of his work from the previous school year and discussed his personal likes and dislikes in general in an effort to know more about his frame of reference. He tends to be quite terse with oral communications and talks about his dislike of writing. We talked some about the importance of being able to communicate well in all areas of life because his success in school and college, relationships, profession, or job all require a reasonable level of communication to share and sell his ideas, abilities, and work to others in the marketplace. I gave him a timed, in-class writing assignment of three paragraphs about his favorite sport, soccer. When he completed that, we discussed its meaning, its clarity, some grammar usage, spelling and punctuation issues, and how to improve those skills. Then I gave a writing assignment for him to have done by next session, after which he, his mother, and I talked about specifics of how she can engage him in a daily conversational process to draw him out and teach him how to develop his thought processes into a story with rhythm, flow, a clear theme, and an objective. I am pleased overall with his response to our first session."
"The student and I did more SAT Critical Reading prep to help him with his reading comprehension, and went over basic essay writing rules to help him with his next assignment."