Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I gave the student a short reading comprehension passage as a warm up, which he completed without a problem. Afterwards, we picked up from our lesson last week with identifying parts of a sentence. He learned how to identify simple subjects, complete subjects, direct objects, and predicates. I plan on wrapping up the lesson next session by teaching him indirect objects, conjunctions, interjections, and prepositions. Additionally, I quizzed him on his vocab words, gave him a writing practice, and gave him an editing worksheet."
"Today's lesson was a good one. We started focusing on informational passages. Two passages were covered using the textual analysis strategy. The students actually completed assigned tasks in time allotted, which is a vast improvement in comparison to the previous day."
"Today, the student and I worked on his English and social studies test prep. In his English assignment we worked on indirect and direct objects. We worked on active and passive voice in sentences. We also worked on prepositional phrases. We worked on part of speeches and we worked on reading comprehension. We also quickly reviewed Pearl Harbor and its history."
"Today, we began by having the student record his choral section and sent it in to a professor. Afterward, we began watching a movie for class in which he has to write a review. We watched a portion of the movie and after I asked him to give me a critique of the film so far and asked him some specific questions about his first impressions."
"For this session, we read aloud Act 1 of 'The Importance of Being Ernest.' I wanted to read the play aloud because it allows the student to comprehend the play as well as practice her reading skills. Plus, it is always enjoyable reading aloud a play that is meant to be performed. After we read Act 1, we discussed which accompanying assessments we needed to complete. For the next session we will read Act 2 of the play and discuss its importance."
"The student and I reviewed some recent papers he wrote in an AP English literature and composition course. We then worked through a papers in detail, discussing better ways of expressing his ideas in that paper. We then turned to a history paper that he is presently working on. Although in a different class, this paper afforded us the opportunity to work through the same skills and issues. We discussed ways of eliminating redundancies and generalities, and tightening up the language wherever possible. Our plan for the future is to edit and rewrite papers. My plan is to help the student develop into a clearer, concise, and effective writer."