Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Our focus was to work on preparing the student for his test. He had to take notes and be ready to answer the full test. We read ahead a little so he'd be prepared."
"The student and I talked more about the Canterbury Tales in preparation for her test on Monday. We went into detail about the Pardoner, and we talked more about the context of the tales."
"The student and I worked on her essay about a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. We discussed the literary tropes employed by Hawthorne and best practices to proceed with writing the essay."
"The student worked on a separate writing assignment throughout the duration of this session. It again centered around the Civil War, with the task this time specifically calling for a five-paragraph essay exploring three of the root causes of the conflict. I helped him establish structure to the paper above all else, explaining how he would use the existing blueprint for this assignment and break each cause up into its own paragraph. I also helped him broaden his basic background knowledge of the subject, and edited his prose for basic spelling, punctuation, etc. He managed to get about 65 percent of the paper, edited and proofed, down on paper before I left."
"Yesterday we progressed towards a new focus: short i words. Every day we work on letter sound/ name recognition in an effort to master that skill. We also make connections from reading and writing in an effort to reinforce covered concepts. The student had a great attitude during yesterday's lesson. She is aware of the progress she has made as evidenced in her increasingly positive predisposition during the lessons."
"For today's tutoring session, the student was introduced the last seven letters of the alphabet (U-Z upper case and lower case). If the student shows mastery of the alphabet print, then she will be ready to start learning the sound that each letter of the alphabet makes. This journey will allow her to become begin to identify letter sounds, which then will allow her to blend sounds together. Once she able to blend sounds, she will then begin to read her first CVC words. I am happy to say that she is very determined and eager to learn. This eagerness and determination will allow her to acquire the ability to read."