Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I were able to complete his final draft of the descriptive paper he was assigned. We added details and made certain to include all requirements. We then finished two workbook pages and studied vocabulary to test his knowledge. I used sentences with vocabulary to help him decipher the meaning."
"The student and I spent the entire session working on his science presentation. His task was to create a PowerPoint presentation based on his own research about plate tectonics. We first did research on the Internet. He looked for important information, and I helped him organize his information into slides. Then we worked to add on additional details to his presentation. He did a great job finding articles to use in his research."
"The student had written an essay on 1984 by Orwell that he had turned in already and was given back for corrections. We spent the entire session rewriting the essay to make it more coherent and fix grammar mistakes."
"Today, the student and I went over his math, reading, and science assignments. The only assignment he struggled with was his reading assignment. He was asked to read an article and answer questions about it for class. Most of his struggle was in figuring out what exactly some of the questions were asking. I helped him by pointing out key words in the questions, and telling him what kinds of information to look for based on these words. For his science assignment, I gave him efficient strategies for searching his notes for information. He was especially focused and productive today."
"Today, the student and I worked on a passage entitled "A New Set of Eyes." When given multiple-choice questions, he scored well. But, he struggled with the short-answer questions, especially when it came to explaining his answers. In future sessions, we will focus on working on the proper way to answer short-answer questions and how to provide proof for your answer."
"Today, the student and I worked on a review of the outline proposal that she is writing for work. We made notecards and practiced reading the proposal, editing it as we read. She demonstrates a great attitude toward the work."