Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on his PowerPoint presentation for today in Science. He and a partner have written it together. We worked on grammar and capitalization of Headlines and simple sentences. We also added photos when necessary. He was very pleased with the outcome and I will call later to see how he did in the actual presentation."
"Today we went over the student's writing samples and established basic focus on certain areas of writing. We reviewed parts of speech, went over punctuation, and discussed organization. He is going to complete an outline for his essay on hockey before our next session."
"We are continuing with writing exercises to improve the student's approach to writing in general. Today we read, highlighted, and wrote a summary of a small factual reading."
"Today was an excellent session. We worked from quizzes and tests online to practice a number of grammatical rules. We started by discovering through practice, the rule for when to use "a" and when to use "an." The student then took quizzes which involved other articles of speech, including the/or sentences in which no added article was necessary. We then looked at examples of conjunctions in sentences followed by irregular plural words such as woman to women, person to people, child to children, foot to feet, sheep to sheep, etc. We closed off the session by introducing prepositions as words which state the relationship between a noun and another word. An example of a sentence the student completed with a preposition, "I found my car keys IN my pocket." Overall, we had a great day."
"Today, I continued to assist the student with formulating and editing her final English literature paper. Much like yesterday, I corrected grammatical and syntactical mistakes, before helping her transition between discussions of different works of literature within the same paragraph, cohesively incorporate quoted materials, and more clearly depict her analytic points and statements. We agreed to meet again tomorrow to continue and finalize our work on this piece so that her paper is ready for tomorrow evening's deadline."
"Today, I helped the boys review for their upcoming finals. Their attitude was engaging and positive. I left them with their foldables that we made last session to help them study. The session was overall a win."