Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a variety of grammar through doing worksheets and talking through things she had questions on. We also went over an essay she had written since last session and I assigned her another to write for next week."
"The student and I worked on writing out a cartoon sequence and then he added some drawing to it. We also started an online program that might work out well for summer work."
"The student and I reviewed her quantitative analysis research plan for her teacher, discussing the contents, and creating an outline based on the assignment checklist."
"In the beginning of the session, I reviewed a narrative writing assignment that was left with the student. He started his story very strong but lost focus towards the end. His mom and I agree that he needs to practice a little more with expressing detail when writing. He and I worked together to practice building thesis statements and strong conclusions. He did fairly well. He could be a very strong writer if he could keep his focus. I provided him with some strategies to get him back on track when he finds himself lost in thought."
"In this session the student completed Module 10 and 11 written assignments for her Ethics class. We covered Augustine's philosophy as laid out in The City of God. Next session, we will move to planning a 5-page paper on Nietzsche. She still struggles with focusing on the assignment, reading other readings, and going off on tangents. I left her with the assignment to do a news article review and start the Nietzsche readings. We have discussed how to study better - in segmented sections, with no email distractions and focused on one topic or assignment."
"In this session we edited the rough draft of the student's paper based on the professor's feedback, and discussed presentation techniques. I invited him to take more initiative in editing, which he did a fantastic job with. He continues to show improvement and increased application of tools and learned skills. In addition, we reviewed presentation techniques. I asked to share any challenges he believed he had with presenting and the reason behind those challenges. From there, we addressed each challenge specifically being knowledgeable about the content, audience engagement, and being himself to increase comfortability. Lastly, I continued to reiterate the need for him to develop a habit of reading aloud, which will cut down on the errors and allow him to view the paper more in the place of the audience."