Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was spent primarily on the student's writing. We worked on the analysis of a poem he has to turn in for his English class. I suggested that he do some reading in English as practice, as this will help throughout."
"We re-wrote the paper and created a new thesis that was more responsive to the teacher's desires. We also talked about different theories on literature and Othello as well as ways to approach methods of writing."
"We continued with looking at essays that the student has written in preparation for her SAT exam. We worked on essay structure, development of argument, and producing an effective thesis statement. The student also had to write a personal statement for a fellowship/internship she is applying for so I assisted her with that."
"We edited the student's History paper on Alexander the Great as the historical figure he would most like to emulate. We studied for the History test on Roman expansion, culture, civil wars, and individual emperors. We researched and answered the questions in the study guide. We studied the Spanish mission-presidio system and reviewed key terms and charts from the textbook. We researched terms and people not identified in the text. I quizzed the student on questions from class worksheets in preparation for the test."
"We finished answering questions about a short story. Then, we talked about adjectives and did an exercise where we pointed all of them out in sentences. Afterward, we worked on a "Reading For Fun" assignment where we read an advertisement and then answered questions about it."
"We finished editing the student's rewritten essay and went over the worksheets that I assigned him last week. He is picking up commas and capitalization, as well as how to tell whether or not a sentence is complete."