Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We mostly covered writing a bio, business letter, and research. The student was very pleased with tutor's suggestions for the "ending comments in bio.""
"The student was evaluating and commenting on Jack London's classic "To Build A Fire," as this was his writing assignment. He wrote some good material, and we exchanged ideas and thoughts about the paper. He did get me the first two thirds of the paper, and it was pretty good. He listened to my ideas, and was taking instruction well. He made good corrections. However, I did not see his finished paper, as he did the last part and never sent it to me for final review. However, I think it was an improvement from his last paper."
"For the first 30 minutes, I reviewed the student's draft while he started a new writing assignment I assigned him. Next, for the next 30 minutes, he and I reviewed his errors from his second draft. He must practice developing his paragraphs and paragraph coherency. For the last 30 minutes, we worked on his thesis statement for his next paper. At this present moment we are just working on building his writing skills through practice."
"1. Sight word practice with the words the student could find. He mastered 3 words. 2. He read a level 1 book. He has read this book twice before, so his reading was more fluent. 3. I read a level 2 book to him so he could listen to expression and changes in voice tone. We reviewed complex words. I had him reread sentences after I'd read them; I especially wanted to hear him use expression and change in tone of voice, which he did."
"As we are finishing the novel "The Graveyard Book," the student and I worked on plot meaning, characterization, literary devices, and other context clues. For next time, we will have finished the novel and after a wrap-up of further discussion of these topics, we will look back at "Macbeth" and start to do a writing assignment and close reading of some of the passages there."
"As we read, I challenged the student to think critically about what we were reading. I could tell it was difficult for him, but as the time went on, he started thinking more deeply and coming up with more complex answers. We also talked about why he needs to increase his reading comprehension skills and how reading can help him in life."