Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We kept working on the student's persuasive speech assignment, refining his argument, adding evidence to support his claims, and following the rubric's instructions to ensure that opposing points of view and counterclaims were represented. We ended the session with Imagine performing his speech for me, giving me the opportunity to coach him on public speaking and timing."
"The student worked on Lesson 8 in her vocabulary book, first reviewing the new vocabulary words, then reading through the passage and discussing the meaning. It will be helpful to have an additional session focused on Lesson 8 once the student has completed some of the exercises on her own, and is more familiar with the vocabulary definitions."
"As we've finished working through the exercises and concepts in a grammar book, the student would like to move on to practicing his writing and speech. To accomplish this task, he asked if we could both watch The Jewel in the Crown, a BBC series, and then discuss it at our meetings. This week, we each independently watched the first episode. During our session, the student gave a prepared speech about the history of English rule in India and then summarized the events of the episode. I listened and took notes, and then we reviewed his speech, discussing any vocabulary or grammar that gave him trouble. We then had an unstructured conversation about our opinions of the show, which gave him a chance to speak more extemporaneously."
"We went over her essay due the 5th. I'm serving mainly as an editor and working with her on APA formatting and essay structure. She has a great attitude! I didn't leave her with any extra practice, but I plan to next week. No concerns! Her grades are great so far."
"We went over several rounds of outlining, organizing, and editing a paper critiquing a research review of scientific journal articles related to the use of compression stockings. The final product was well-organized and greatly improved from the first draft. We worked on replacing some of the descriptive parts of the paper with more critique/analysis."
"We went over the "ea" long/ short e-sound words that the student brought from home, and talked a bit about the poster he'll be presenting in class today."