Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She had an essay assignment for her Shakespeare English class and she had trouble understanding part of the lecture. We listened to some of the recording together and then I asked guided questions to help her understand what he meant and what she understood from her reading. Then she wrote the essay and I helped her edit for grammar, language use, and punctuation."
"This session was utilized helping the student review this week's vocab list from his English class. The student and the tutor used the word bank to review sentence starters. The student was also asked to use the vocabulary words to create synonyms."
"In the beginning of our session, the student read a few more pages from her novel. During this exercise, we discuss what's happening in the story as well as go over any word that are unfamiliar. I also try to engage in conversation throughout our sessions to help her practice speaking in English. The majority of the session was spent going over a SAT vocabulary list. Since she is a junior and is planning on going to college, I brought some SAT vocabulary worksheets for us to work on. This week's list was composed of 25 words. We went over the meaning of each word as well as some synonym and antonym practice. This activity was challenging at times for her because she didn't understand what many of the words in the definitions were. I advised her father that she take the ACT because it doesn't have the vocabulary portion."
"Concepts addressed were reading comprehension and summary mapping. I assisted the student with his reading and vocabulary homework. His attitude was positive. I included strategies he can use to better put his thoughts into writing. He was left with extra practice for reading."
"During our session, the student and I continued to practice letter blends. He showed familiarity with the blends, and he was able to identify words that start with each blend. We read a book together, and he did a good job. In future sessions, we will practice more "th" words and sight words."
"During our session, the student and I reviewed for his history exam. He had received the study guide the night before and had done some independent studying, but we revisited the concepts he had reviewed in the new light of the study guide he had received. We went through and defined the terms that his teacher had included on the study guide and determined each chapter's cohesive theme, organizing the events into a timeline and identifying which events and figures intersected with each other historically or ideologically."