Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered double consonant spellings by working on her homework for the week. Through her homework, we also worked on building her vocabulary. She is working hard on the material and is now working on speed. She is eager to learn and I think she will improve the more we work together. I helped her get started on each of her English assignments for her to finish with her mother later on in the week, I also suggested that her parents read with her before going to bed. The parent would read the first page and she would read the second and so on. This will help her reading fluency and help to build up her confidence reading out loud."
"Worked with the student on multiplication. She needs to continue practice and reinforcement especially on numbers above 5. Also worked on reading. She is improving a lot on determining context clues, and I'm happy to see she's passionate about reading about dogs!"
"The student did very well reading today. We also worked on math homework. She was cooperative and patient of her own limitations. Did speed reading and practiced syllables."
"We went over the assignments I made from the previous session. We worked on writing and introductory paragraphs and we also worked on paragraph construction. We did some precision writing exercises. The main focus of the exercises was to replace vague terms with specific examples. This also strengthens main ideas. We worked again on organizational skills. In addition, we looked at repetition, especially the usage of "such as," in writing, and ways to avoid it. I assigned the student homework to rewrite and rephrase what he prepared for me today. He is a very engaged and focused student."
"We went over the final suggestions for both 633 and 503 papers. Both papers are at an acceptable level content-wise, and the student just needs to add the finishing touches - additional information, some restructuring, and finding sources (the most important part). I will edit for grammar next session and polish them up to get ready for legitimate submission. Of note, the student did a great job making a conclusion and abstract for the 633 paper by himself, and the marks of a promising writer are beginning to be seen."
"We went over the first draft of the student's college essay, which is due when he returns to school this week. He will still need to put it together in Word and make a decision about which "4th paragraph" he wants to use (he essentially has two versions), and he also feels like he can make some improvements to the 3rd paragraph. Other than that, he has a really good start on his first college essay. Assuming that this version is over the 650 words required for the eventual common application, he is in a good place to be able to edit it down to an even cleaner, more efficient essay."