Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the student's personal narrative, and the student edited her rough draft. We also discussed our mystery object descriptive paragraph. I introduced 3 new vocabulary words, which we discussed."
"During this session, we discussed examples and a thesis statement for an upcoming essay the student has. We also went over the week's vocabulary and made flashcards."
"We reviewed her final Rhetorical Arts paper. Her writing has great flow and logic to the argumentation."
"We had a fantastic session today, and I'm very happy with the progress the kids are making. The eldest boy enjoyed his novel (A Wrinkle in Time) and subsequently received an A- on a summative, formal assessment. Also, the youngest boy is learning the joys of reading principally through satirical, young-adult literature. When he and I were finishing our exam together, he was reading and laughing out loud at the details of the silly plotline, characters, and minute details of his chosen novel. (For a teacher, this just made my day.) There is still work to be done, since both boys need to work on their writing skills, especially in relation to brainstorming, researching, organization of coherent thoughts, syntax or word placement, and semantical or logical structure."
"We had a good today. If the student is able to get signed up and take the assessment exam in the fall, he can do really well, I think. It will be important for him to keep himself practiced in reading and writing in between now and then, however. He did a good job on his practice test."
"We had a great session continuing our discussion of "The Veldt" from last week, its literary choices, and its relationships and differences to "There Will Come Soft Rains." We then talked about strategies for developing the one paragraph reflection, including making the argument more specific, and contrasting specific pieces of the story with lines that can be pointed out specifically. Finally, we discussed the karate essay and strategies moving forward with the new outline, and multiplying concepts."