Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"1)Similarities & Differences in SAT and ACT essays 2)Writing process strategies and brainstorming hints 3)Hints for preparing for the essay 4)Elements of a good argument 5)ACT essay scoring rubric and examples Assignment: 1)Finish ACT practice test #1 2)study SAT vocabulary 3)Begin collecting literature and history themes for possible essay use"
"We "crammed" together for his final exam which was the following day. I ran through the subjunctive tense, how it is formed and when it is used for half of the lesson since a lot of French teachers at this level devote part of the exam to it. We also reviewed "Si" clauses again, and I gave him several exercises on it until I felt confident that he knew it. It was a pleasure working with such a smart and capable student."
"The student and I first analyzed the timed writing test she did in preparation for this week. We discussed sentence structure and ideal revisions if time allowed. I will be emailing the student a new prompt to complete another timed test this week. The remainder of the session was filled with grammar and reading comprehension practice. We addressed some advanced grammar questions from our last session, and focused on passage-based reading questions. the student has reduced the number of questions missed during shorter reading exercises, and she will take a practice reading test this week. That data will be used to assess what areas in reading with which she needs the most practice."
"The student and I went over her essay for school, and then I proceeded to teach her about grammar clauses and language mechanics. It seems that she got a lot out of my lesson, and I look forward to our next one."
"This session we finished covering hyperbolas, planes, and spheres. This session saw a lot of improvement in the student's ability to work the problems. She has a quiz coming up on this material and I am confident she should perform well."
"We continued working on verbs--we sang the verb song we started learning during the previous lesson, and we played a board game that used verb vocabulary. At the end of the lesson, we reviewed our family vocab by singing a song and drawing pictures of family members."