Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student tweaked her thesis in order to comply with her teacher's feedback and did a major rewrite of her research paper in order to properly support the updated thesis."
"The student and I focused on literature during this session. We worked on new vocabulary from her latest story. After talking about the vocab, we discussed etymology and synonyms for her new words."
"Today we read and discussed Shakespeare, went over literature terms, and answered questions about the text from class. Once we broke down the text the student seemed to have a better understanding of what he was reading. I would recommend that he review his literary terms. As we continue to read Shakespeare, I will be asking the student about these terms and how they relate to what he has read. He also worked on some extra credit math problems."
"Today with the student we worked on Greek and Latin roots and other vocabulary words for the entire session. We even pulled a Latin root from one of the words that he had to memorize from last week and found other words to relate to it. He is expanding his vocabulary more. I left him with four Greek/Latin words to learn the meanings for, find a word for each, and write a sentence for each. We will be working more with Greek and Latin words in context in the weeks to come."
"Today, I made major headway with the student. He actually engaged in what we were doing. He read thoroughly. We went through sounding-out exercises. We also did handwriting exercises, focused on the alphabet. We went over letters that he's struggling to write. He wrote a story about bacteria. I found out how to get him to calm and listen to me."
"Today, I met with the student and her mother in order to walk the student through writing an essay based off of an article that she had read. We began by isolating specific facts from the article that she wanted to include in her essay. We then grouped those facts into 4 categories that she could broadly talk about in her introduction. After we wrote the introduction, we took those other categories that we had grouped facts into, and we wrote the body paragraphs of her essay. The purpose of our activities today was to help her understand the general/overview nature of an introduction compared with the specific/factual nature of the body of an essay. She also needed help understanding how to put facts into her own words so she wasn't copying exactly what her text said. Through the activities we completed today, she was able to write a 5 paragraph essay successfully. Now, she has to be able to produce this same essay writing technique in her class without help."