Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I did spelling sentences for the week as well as some reading from her Level 2 storybooks. We played a game while we read in which I would pronounce a word incorrectly and she would correct it. The student is very confident reading aloud!"
"Today the student and I worked on his writing skill by reviewing and correcting his paper and then researching and writing a review for practice."
"We finished working on the body and conclusion of his essay. The student was able to complete the essay by editing it and by going over the entire thing together."
"The student worked on his essay for Honors English on Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick. I edited his paper with him, went over why it was necessary to make certain corrections, and pointed out areas for improvement. We focused a lot on his understanding of theme and trying to take the subject a step further to explain what he thought the author was trying to say about that subject and how it was expressed in the text, which is a better way to conceptualize theme than his original thoughts. We ended with confirming our next session for Friday."
"I met the student for the first time, and we talked about her background. She told me that she is taking college level English classes for the first time. We went over her school syllabus and talked about the upcoming due dates for her essays. We then looked at her next essay assignment and read over what she had as a draft. We talked about the readings, and I suggested that she come up with a new thesis to work off of. She is going to try to work on a new draft of the essay for our next session on Wednesday. Her paper is due next week on Monday."
"First, we discussed Orwellian literature and what the student can expect when reading Orwell's 1984. We also related this to current events and other pop culture examples. We spent the rest of the session reading poems that are new for her and discussing them after a "cold read," relating them back to Orwell's style and themes as they fit."