Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I have talked about all 12 tenses in the English language. I wanted to test his understanding of those tenses and their uses, so I asked him to draw his own timeline, and visually plot the tenses on those timelines. He completed the simple tenses with relative ease, but needed help on the more complicated perfect tenses. We discussed the difference and compared the various tenses and their differences in terms of what they mean in time."
"During this session we continued working on vowel sounds and other pronunciation rules. The student did some practice exercises. His homework will be to practice the irregular verbs and write sentences for each of them using the present, past and perfect tenses."
"The student continues to make great strides in phonetic development. She has mastered /c/ /d/ and /f/ as well as their sounds. She is beginning to identify simple sight words such as a, and, blue, and I. She struggles with making proper sounds, but is enthusiastic and tries to correct herself. Left sight word cards with parents to review as well as the letter /f/ and its sound."
"We covered intermediate vocabulary with memory cards, and we practiced sentence building in present, past, and future tense. The student came up verbs on her own to build sentences from given nouns and adjectives. We also reviewed spelling. We will work more on vowel phonics. Next session we will go over irregular past tense words."
"In this session, we looked at a few videos about business and media. We discussed them and then moved on to a discussion about the newspaper where the student works. We discussed its rebranding and relaunch. Going forward, we'll continue to watch more video content to practice listening comprehension."
"We reviewed commas, editing work in writing and writing business emails. We discussed idioms and English rules for subject-verb agreement. The student was much more successful tonight with her editing and work with commas. She did not struggle with much content tonight as she was focused and implementing rules learned from last night and reviewed tonight into her work. She took her time and was very thoughtful about her responses to all of the exercises we did tonight. I told her she would be a 7.5-8 on a scale of 1-10 with her English since we began tutoring. She shared with me that she notices her improvement and her husband told her he noticed it also. Erika was a pleasure to work with, a great student and hard worker. I would enjoy working with her again if the opportunity arose!"
"The student appears to be much more confident in her speaking as she easily summarized her activities since our last session. She wanted clarification on using expressions with too much and so much. She will choose an article to read for our next session and we will be discussing it on Thursday."
"Today, we focused on reading, vocabulary, and comprehension. We also practiced pronunciation of words ending in 'ed.' The student is doing very well. We are also working on the LSAT essay writing section specifically on comprehension of the essay prompt."
"The student and I met and focused on discussion for our first two hours session. He said that he wanted to just spend our time focusing on vocal expression, with the understanding that I should correct him whenever he makes a mistake. We discussed the possibility of including articles into these sessions as discussion prompts."
"As this was our first session, we covered things that the student specifically wants to work on during our tutoring sessions. We will be doing (and did) a lot of informal conversation, slang, and idioms."
"We continued to work on Speaking skills in which the student had to describe events happening in a picture prompt. I also went over with her several questions which might be asked at a college entrance interview. She tries very hard but still needs to work on verb tense agreement as well as "flow" of speech. We will continue to work on this next week."
"We covered the past and present participles today along with the conditional, and the present progressive. We practiced conversation, placing special emphasis on indeterminate/determinate articles. Lastly, we went over the differences between English and Lithuanian."