Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For the third week in a row, the student had successfully written down all of his homework assignments in his daily agenda for each class. We spent the entire session completing a final draft of text structures for ELA. He chose sports as the topic, and he completed stories about sports using five different text structures. He even had the resourcefulness to go online and print out an extra handout with transition phrases to guide him! It was a LOT of work, but he continued to remain upbeat and driven."
"This session, the student and I reviewed his essay on the primary reason for the rise of Egypt. We discussed aspects of writing argumentative essays, the importance of a general introduction which does not give away key details, introducing the counterexample with "although" and ways to be more specific with certain supporting details. We also discussed correct citation. We rewrote two paragraphs from the essay with these edits in mind during our session and discussed how these changes improved the essay. For next time, the student will write an analytical essay about a scientific topic he finds fascinating, explaining the scientific process."
"The student worked on the reading from last session and used the same strategies. He focused a bit more on using context to help figure out the meaning of unknown words. We also looked at a few strategies that should help him bridge the gap between his reading comprehension and his test performance. Finally, he worked on revising a paragraph he'd begun in a previous session. He added details and rearranged a pair of sentences in order to produce a well-developed, cogent paragraph."