Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I introduced prepositions to the student and he worked through 4 pages of workbook material. The grammar concept was fairly difficult for him and we will have to review this material next session. Then I explained to him how the setting was very important in writing about a story and showed him several examples of how F. Scott Fitzgerald uses setting when describing a winter scene in Minnesota. For homework, he is going to write several sentences about a Christmas setting, and he is to model Fitzgerald's example."
"Today, we worked on the student's two movie reviews for history class as well as his research paper for English class. For the movie reviews, I did some grammar checking, reading through to make sure that there weren't any major errors, helping him to fix some noun-verb agreement, making tense consistent, etc. We then did some more work on his English paper, again correcting some grammatical errors and modifying some of his less formal writing. We also reviewed several of the paragraphs to make the paper feel a bit more coherent by adding in concluding sentences in paragraphs to tie together the "Of Mice and Men" and "To Build a Fire" material."
"We focused on deciding on and developing some ideas for his next assignment on The Iliad. We discussed the nature of normative Greek heroes, and the best places in the text to look for evidence to support his arguments."
"Today the student worked on writing conclusion sentences. He also worked on writing compound sentences. He practiced working with transition words as well as working with definite and tentative language. He did very well working on these concepts."
"Today the student worked very hard. In math we worked on finding the area and using it to design a robot. Then we worked on telling time. We spent a lot of time reading a book called "Jenius" and another one that was a Cinderella story told in the French Caribbean. They did good work today!"
"Today the student wrote 500 words for a unit 1 question on Buddhism. He was well prepared; we focused on organizing his thoughts into a unified passage. We typed his two responses to the discussion."