Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student typed the first draft of his last paragraph for his 5 paragraph graduation essay. In the past few sessions, I've noticed that he is much more independent with his writing assignments, requiring far less prompts to get his thoughts down. His paragraphs and sentences are also increasingly more organized. For the remainder of the session, we reviewed his Social Studies vocabulary that we worked on last week."
"First we went over the basic definitions of an acid and a base. Then we switched to studying his book for English, since he has a test coming up. I went through a few passages with him to practice analysis, and then he took a multiple choice quiz."
"The student and I worked on a book review for his English class on the book "Monster," by Walter Dean Myers. We were able to complete the entire report during our session, as he was very focused and worked well throughout our time together."
"I started the lesson with reading-comprehension practice; the passage was a little harder than normal, but the student took interest in the content and understood the passage. He did, however, struggle to create a summary. I walked him through the process of writing a concise, detailed summary and then gave him another reading passage so he could apply what he had learned. Afterwards, we reviewed his spelling and vocab words, then created an outline for a writing assignment we will complete next time."
"We worked on grammar questions from a website that provides daily tips. The student gave a first reading of Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus," after which we went through vocabulary. Her vocabulary is generally good, bolstered by her Latin and Spanish studies. For our next session, she will write an essay on one of three topics: 1) "The Myth of Sisyphus"; 2) TC Boyles' "Los Gigantes"; or 3) an SAT topic I will email her. I recommended acquiring a vocabulary builder book."
"We went over the SAT essays--brainstormed examples for sample topics, timed each paragraph for writing an essay, and went over two essays that she had written previously."