Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished the narrative piece of writing and started working on a practice item for the upcoming placement test. We started working on the pre-writing for the writing prompt and the student is going to work on the rough draft for next time."
"We worked on essay writing skills. The student worked on a informative paper about her move from Australia to America and the other student worked on a persuasive essay arguing animals should not be used for research. I took note of the words they misspelled and had them study them before the next session."
"The student had already completed homework. Continued work on recitation piece, reviewed some spelling and then did a writing exercise with student where she had to use certain words in a story. Her teacher will be leaving notes for me in the students' daily planner now."
"The student and I continued our work on improving his writing skills, focusing on specific details, sophistication of sentences, and vocabulary. He will do some writing between sessions for us to analyze on Tuesday. We also worked on his Reading Comprehension and getting him to slow his pace to increase comprehension."
"The student and I continued to read our book. She began speed reading, and I had to use breathing techniques to slow her down. Every time she started to spring through a paragraph, I taught her to take two deep breaths at the end of the paragraph."
"The student and I continued to work on literary analysis. We worked on annotations, theme, and a thesis statement. We went over "The Pedestrian" and discussed the theme and a deeper meaning. She really likes to uncover the deeper meaning and context of the story. She has good ideas for stories; she just needs a little extra help to pull it out. I left her with some reading for "To Serve Man.""