Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We opened the session with writing some sentences about what the student did the previous day, then corrected the spelling mistakes. Then we went over his homework, which was fill-in-the-blank from a word box, and -ed and -ing endings. He still has trouble with verbs that end in 'E.' The other exercise had zero mistakes, though. Next, we did a short expose on contractions, and finished with more verb conjugation and irregular plurals."
"Since this was our last session, the student and I really reviewed everything we've covered so far. She could accurately name household objects, and did not struggle in the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom vocabulary. She could name colors and also vastly improved in her understanding of family vocabulary. Where before she struggled to remember relationships (brother-in-law, aunt, cousin etc.), she could easily recall them this session. The last thing that we covered was time, and the numbers on the face of a clock. She learned very quickly and was confident in this by the end of the session. I stressed that it is important to practice."
"The student shared his study guide for his English 3 Honors final exam. We went over practice grammar exercises I created on parts of speech (the difference between subject and object pronouns), subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, and active/passive voice. In the second half, we focused on the literature component of his exam over four novels: The Confederacy of Dunces, The Scarlet Letter, Huck Finn, and Old Man and the Sea. The student reviewed plot summary, characters, conflict, and overarching themes. He is particularly concerned about Confederacy of Dunces, so our next session will focus on this novel as well as examples of symbolism. I left the student with links to websites and apps he can use to further practice until our next session."