Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This 1.5 hour session was spent helping the student prepare for a vocabulary test. This test was supposed to be given on Monday but will be given on Wednesday. The second part of the session was spent helping the student finish the novel/play Fences by August Wilson. The student close read the final acts of the play, and then we discussed the play's conclusion. I helped the student analyze the outcome of the play and the themes wrapped up at the end of the play. The student spent the remainder of the session completing a presentation on Josh Gibson for his class this week. The student needed little assistance on this part of the session, but I was prepared to offer support or clarify any questions that he asked. The next session is scheduled for February 3rd."
"After selecting a writing topic last week, the student had confirmed the choice with his teacher. This week, we planned the structure of his research paper, and narrowed down the question further to include 3 main ground battle tactics, which he will use to compare the battle of Thermopylae and the battle of Stalingrad. All in all, he seemed to be excelling in English. I will ask him next week about his vocabulary studying method, and offer for specific help with his grammar."
"This session was spent preparing the student for his final exams and papers in language arts, pre-calculus, history and chemistry. Monday's focus was on math and chemistry. Today we continued to work on his language arts paper and created an outline for his in-class history essay tomorrow. I'm very pleased with his efforts all around this semester. He's done an outstanding job in math, made great progress in chemistry, improved significantly in history, and is making solid strides in language arts."
"The student practiced writing sentences that were dictated to him. Words like over, there, his, you, your, were written by him within his sentences. He was able to write four sentences with some prompting. We also listened to a story that modeled using expression while reading. He was timed for 3 minutes each time to make a word out of the letters given. He made a word each time letters were given."
"The student presented on multiple chapters from the texts, responded to questions about the material as she would if addressing an audience, and provided multiple practical examples to give the material more real significance for the listener. She was quite effective in her presentation in terms of structure and explaining the concepts in an approachable manner. There were a couple minor pronunciation hiccups, but those were quickly corrected and overcome. We developed a plan to hold three sessions before her speaking test at the end of the month, including a dress rehearsal designed to approximate the conditions of the test as closely as possible. She was very enthusiastic and well prepared."
"The student proceeded very well through one book at our session. Was very encouraging to see her put together sentences. Albeit short sentences but sentences nonetheless. There's no doubt she is slowly making progress when she just takes time to focus."