Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the student's memoir for his humanities class. We revised his first draft focusing on sentence structure, grammar, and word choice. He did very well in recognizing his grammatical mistakes."
"We revised the student's narrative speech on her great grandfather. She revised a few run-on sentences and included more details and sensory description to her writing."
"Today we reviewed the verb types we learned previously: linking verbs, helping verbs, and transitive verbs. We also learned 3 new kinds of verbs: gerunds, participles, and infinitives. The student picked up on them and their uses very quickly. We read a short passage, and she was able to read it quickly and understand it very well. Next week I will provide a harder passage! Finally, we talked about writing and the structure of stories in more detail, bringing together the progression of a story, the setting, and the characters. I asked her to write another journal story using what we've learned about story structures. Next week we will focus on analogies for the mechanics/grammar aspect of the class because we've finished the types of verbs and it will help her with her school contest and help her further develop her reading skills."