Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did great today. She got 100% on her daily edit. She then worked on her main idea and did well. Then we worked on first person and third person (omniscient, limited, and objective) and she got it really quickly and even created her own sentences."
"We went over a vocabulary words homework assignment. The student had difficulty with understanding vocabulary words in context. She did great when discussing the definition of a vocabulary word and then putting it in context - giving examples, explaining what the word meant, asking the student to give examples of the word and use it in context. She did very well explaining her thoughts visually and asked great questions. She definitely showed an understanding of vocabulary words and as she practices certain words, she will understand how the same words are used as adjectives/nouns for example."
"Part of the student's weakness is reading several sources and responding to a given prompt. As such, we spent the session answering two opinion prompts, each with at least two sources. We then read two articles and wrote a conclusion paragraph for each. Doing so allowed the student to pick out the key points and organize them into a paragraph."
"We practiced reflexive clauses, adjective clauses, prepositional phrases, and how to deconstruct them. We reviewed em-dashes and quotation marks and their various uses. She is very attentive and understands the material well."
"We practiced writing upper and lower case "Ll" in cursive. We wrote sentences like, "Luke likes to work hard." We also practiced writing several other words which begin with "L." Next, we continued working on his school writing project. He created a paragraph for "H" is for homework. He added a few more sentences to his version of "The Frog Prince." We played a creative writing game called "Once upon a time...." His homework was to practice making "Ll" in cursive and transfer some of his paragraph work from his composition book to his school binder."
"We reviewed and discussed student's writing of various introductory leads to a personal narrative. We read and discussed three personal narratives with focus on use of sensory details, effective introductions, and dialogue. We discussed drafting process. We discussed guidelines and grammar conventions for use of dialogue. The student will read another personal narrative with an eye toward developing ideas for his own personal narrative. The student will brainstorm for his own personal narrative."