Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we reviewed an article of the week together. We focused on including key elements in the article of the week. We then created a strategic outline for looking at articles, and which steps to complete first, so that the student can stay focused and on track while completing the articles."
"Worked on comprehension strategies to help with passage and answering questions with multiple skills."
"We worked on some of her history reading and wrote out a reading and question/answering strategy to help her focus effectively and better comprehend the reading."
"Today the student and I focused on writing. We began by having him write in response to prompts. In an effort to get longer written responses from him, I required him to defend his favorite Stars Wars characters from my written attacks. We transitioned away from writing in response to prompts, and instead I would write him a message like Kylo Ren is a better person than Finn. He would read that message and obviously disagree with me because Kylo Ren is a Sith Lord and Finn is a noble resistance fighter. I would then write my reasoning why I thought Kylo was better. This forced him to show his thinking and write out his reasoning for why Kylo Ren is not a better person than Finn, because if he didn't, my writing would win and Finn's name would be sullied. Overall, the strategy worked, and he wrote out more complex thoughts (which he had always been having and talking about) than he had in our previous sessions."
"Today the student and I went over the draft of an essay she'd written for her English class on why laptops are preferable to textbooks. We went though the essay and corrected grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, subject/verb agreement, and phrasing. We also worked on compound and complex sentences and practiced a timed composition similar to what she will be tested on this spring. For our next session, she will be bringing more information from her science teacher on the project and essay she has to write for that class."
"Today the student and I worked on his book report. He chose to do a bookmark for his book report. We worked on gathering ideas for the paragraphs he had to write. His paragraphs had to include the characters, setting, problem, and solution."