Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed his writing assignments, which had increased in quality from last session. The writing used more specific language which was great to see! He and I then moved on to reading comprehension. He seems to have a strong grasp of the material, but should pay attention and proceed slowly with questions that ask about details from the passage. He can keep working on his writing, summarizing, and vocabulary words."
"The student and I reviewed new information added to her story. I offered suggestions as to revising events and characters. She worked on editing sentences for correct use of spelling, punctuation and grammar."
"The student and I reviewed roughly ten pages of his English packet. We went over usage of commas, semicolons, and other basic grammar functions in the packet. This has been given first priority before all writing work."
"The student and I reviewed some of his old writing assignments to determine what concepts we wanted to focus on for our tutoring sessions. We decided to focus on writing organization, outline planning, developing details, and properly citing and explaining information. I also suggested vocabulary and brief constructed response practice. We used editing and revising strategies to reflect on his writing, and because this was our first meeting, I did not leave him with extra practice just yet."
"The student and I reviewed some writing concepts we'd previously worked on, and then began a new writing project based on an op-ed from the newspaper about whether technology makes us more alone. She didn't particularly struggle with any of the critical reading or pre-writing activities we did. We plan to meet again in a few days to continue the project, so she will work on narrowing her focus and making an outline between now and the next session."
"The student and I reviewed the ending of "Light Across Oceans," and analyzed Isabel, one of the most morally confusing characters. After creating a character development outline for Isabel, we checked our claims by searching for evidence in the book. Some of our claims were mistaken, so we had to adjust them to fit with how the story was actually presented. Overall, it was a good practice in reviewing an outline before writing an essay."