Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished an application for an art program with the hope that the student will get into this program for high school. We also selected several pictures he created to use in his portfolio to submit to this school. We discussed how to organize assignments, the use of Google Docs and how we would use this for future papers. He was given an assignment chart so he can document dates assignments are given and dates they are due."
"Again, the session engaged material from the student's Gender & Communication course. The main focus was the documentary, "Killing Us Softly - 4," a film about advertising and its portrayal of and effects on women and girls. He talked about the prevalence of sexist and misogynistic images and messages and how they worked to undermine girls and women in the real world. He explained how advertising's treatment of and effects on men is different. We referred to various examples of current ads and other media and considered racial and international differences and similarities."
"The student finished the last sections of both chapter 7 and 8 in her workbook. I taught her how to solve a system of equations, and she seemed to pick up the concept pretty well. We also worked on the distribution property and how to solve those types of equations. At the end of the session, I left her with about 3 pages of practice problems to complete before our next session."
"This was the student's first session with me, so we discussed her background in French and her goals with the language. Pronunciation will be a key area that we will work on together as she had trouble with pronunciation when she learned French in high school. We will focus mostly on basic phrases and useful terminology that she can use when she visits Paris. As she is not taking any French classes currently, I do not have any grades to reference, but she clearly has retained some knowledge of the basics of the French language."
"The student did extremely well on reading comprehension. We also worked on analogies. While doing analogies, he was able to recognize words he did not know and add them to his list of vocabulary words."
"Today, we reviewed words with -at in them, and began working on words with -an in them. We worked on identifying letters and sounds at the beginning, middle, and end of words. We worked on making sounds and sounding out words slowly. We learned how to spell three letter words today. We began looking at the letters "b" and "d." I will be sending a couple short clips on the vowel "e" for them to watch before our next session together. There are no scores or grades for this lesson. She was able to finish strong."