Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First meeting with the student today. Spoke with mom for 15 minutes at beginning and end of session, regarding goals and progression. Primary goal is completing 12th grade online English. My focus is in the writing sections, which are submitted in 4 'Portfolios' worth 50% of the overall grade. Today we worked 3 portions of on Portfolio #1: Verbal Snapshot (Lesson 1), Personal Resume (Lesson 2), and Opinnionare (Lesson 3). The resume was essentially complete, containing all the required components but needing more elaboration. I corrected some minor grammar and formatting issues, and we moved on, The opinionare was where I began to see some of his talent. As he became aware of the flaws in his own arguments, he began adding depth and flesh to his arguments. His ability to put together concepts and words was notably improved over our work in Verbal Snapshot. I left him to complete the remaining 7 opinionare questions before our meeting tomorrow, asking him to challenge his own thinking or to ask friends. I am confident that his essays are improved for having been reviewed, and that we will be able to work more efficiently now that we have some sense of how the other works."
"We worked on getting the student ready for his English final exam. There is a lot to cover, and I will be going back tomorrow."
"This session focused on two specific areas. The student and I began this session with the construction and ended with development."
"In today's session, the student worked on his spelling words and did very well. We put them in groups of how they are spelled. We read "Splat the Cat" online, and he was able to read some -at words, too. He did well sounding out -at words today."
"Our next steps took us to adding s to nouns and understanding irregulars and how the spelling changes. The student had done homework to reinforce the new skills from Monday. He learns very fast and has a good memory. He commented that he is starting to understand conversations. We also worked on structure and how the parts of speech relate to each other in the formation. New work focused on members of the family and their names as well as subject and object pronouns."
"Our primary focus was on the novel "Things Fall Apart." There were two assignments we worked on: a chart for concepts throughout the first four chapters and a comparison between American and African proverbs from the novel. We also reviewed the prompt for an assignment in the student's AP History class."