Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we prepared for the student to read the Odyssey through an anticipation guide and writing prompts. The anticipation guide was a survey to get the student in the mindset to read the epic play with his class. Next, the student wrote a few short paragraphs that were Odyssey themed. I gave him set amounts of time to brainstorm, write, and then proofread, to help him organize his thoughts and manage his time in class. In these writing exercises, the student had very creative ideas. Tonight, we focused mainly on topic sentences and we will continue this next session. With a strong topic sentence to organize the paragraph, it should be easier to stay focused on the prompt."
"We spent the entire session working on the student's rough draft for his English research paper. I read and edited his draft, and we discussed the draft and edits. He then spent the rest of the session making edits to the draft."
"In this session, study skills and organization, writing, and math were addressed. The session started with a review of the student's task sheet, used to manage tasks completed in or in preparation for tutorial sessions. We also reviewed his weekly assignment sheets, used to manage his school assignments. In writing, the student and I discussed the steps of the writing process and the application of these steps to his current writing assignment. He completed a pre-writing task related to an essay he will write for his language arts class. He will also complete the first draft of his essay and follow the steps of the writing process to complete this essay. The status of this task, as well as a second school writing assignment, will be checked in our next tutorial session on Thursday. In math, the student and I worked on finding the equation of a line, an area in which he required additional help. He was provided with a "step checklist" to follow to assist him with finding the equation of a line. This process was initially modeled for him, then he did it with my guidance, and then he was able to practice independently. He grasped the process and can now find the equation of a line."