Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We decided to move ahead and get an early start on the student's fourth (and last) speech, a persuasive one. His topic is branding and marketing. We researched the topic and brainstormed ideas about how to narrow down the topic. For our next session, hopefully he will have his next assignment for the group speech; otherwise, we will continue to work on the persuasive speech. He has been doing a great job of staying on top of the work and infusing his own knowledge and enthusiasm into his projects."
"The student and I made further progress on our more recent project, the sequel to her last book. Things went smoothly. I tried to focus her attention on making sure that events she describes contribute to the development of the plot, rather than just being fun for her to envision. She seemed to understand, though it is difficult to do for yourself. For homework, she plans to finish the chapter we were working on when we ended the session."
"The student and I worked on writing capital and lowercase letters. Student identified the letters and sounds used to start sample words with. Student used real life examples such as the names of people, places and movies to write sentences with capital and lower case letters. Student read a passage about a dog in school and summarized key points and worked on sounding out words. Student had strong focus and attention."
"I helped the student with grammar and composition on a paper she had written on Marbury v. Madison and judicial review. In addition, I helped her compose an essay for her Mythology class on personification. We created a persona based on "procrastination" and tailored a mythological account of Procrastines and how she became the goddess of proverbially "putting things off..." She is doing really well to date and is an extremely bright young lady."
"The student and I discussed some edits from last week, and issues she has/questions regarding her research statement and paper. She has a goal to be finished by next month, and will prep her introduction for us to review at next week's session."
"We discussed major questions on Romeo and Juliet in preparation for an assigned essay. Discussion included major themes and issues in the play. The actual plot and major conflicts were reviewed to insure comprehension. We then began to create an outline for that essay. The outline included surface themes revolving around concrete plot lines, and deeper universal themes regarding the tragedy and which character was at fault."