Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student told me about her classes and about what she's read this year in her language arts class. We talked about the project she's working on right now. I also answered questions she had for me about college. Next time, we're going to review and begin strategizing for her project."
"Session with Student A: We continued to study and test on idioms and did further work reading Greek myths. Our session included study from a common core book, focused on narratives and reading comprehension. Session with Student B: I made sure he understood the various elements of a book. We read a bit about energy in general, focused on transportation."
"The student and I had a short session today, as he had already completed most of his work aside from reading. I provided some reference as he completed his grammar homework, and encouraged him to create a list of questions for his teacher."
"He and I worked on an essay outline for his summer reading essay that is due next month. He has not read either of the books, but we put together a basic outline using online summaries and my recollection of reading one of the books."
"He and I worked on his spelling homework for the beginning portion of his lesson. We also started working on reading a piece on penguins. We completed the comprehension questions and highlighted the important details so that we can complete the summary at our next session on Saturday. He has been doing an awesome job of using clear handwriting and staying focused throughout the lesson!"
"He asked me to help him with a letter of intent (application) for an on-campus job, and then to help him write an outline for an in-class essay the following day. The student had strong main ideas and we worked to distinguish them and find supportive major details. He brought a positive attitude toward the material. I advised the student to spend ten or so minutes on each body paragraph (during the test), so that he would have ten minutes to edit at the end of the test. We talked through his questions, I showed him the thought process of a teacher going through the rubric, and we made two outlines. He took notes on my suggestions, as well as when I recapped/built on the information he told me."