Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on editing the student's research paper. We will finish on Saturday by editing the conclusion and writing citations"
"He has made great strides in his ability to get things in on time, and today I made some very simple edits to his most recent 350-word essay."
"Today, the student and I went over three pieces of writing. Next week is our last session and the student will be working on numerous short pieces and one long piece."
"The student and I discussed her writing assignment for her English class. She had to write a short story and include character development. I had her add details to the story, like the appearance of the character and the characters surroundings, to add more to the story and better connect the reader to the character. I then moved on with her to the end of what she had written, and we brainstormed where the story would lead. I left her with adding more of the characters thoughts and background. I will look over what she wrote during the next session. Great session!"
"The student and I are finalizing her required items for her field work. We are creating tools that will support her during her observations. She is really doing a great job. Scheduling should begin within the next two weeks."
"Today the student and I really focused on reading longer passages and writing. We started by going through his homework writing and noticed two trends he can work on to improve his scores: repetition and comma usage. He can often replace a previously stated proper noun with a pronoun, and should practice placing commas in places where there is an intentional pause or a breakup of clauses in the language. We then read two passages from one of his review books and filled out cause and effect problems for one of them and answered a long-form question for the other. He and I worked on forming an opinion and using evidence from the reading to support your point of view. We worked on finding more specific words than "likes/doesn't like" or "good/bad" to qualify the way the author feels about the subject of the passage. Next week, we will continue this focus and work on sight reading."