Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student and I practiced writing the alphabet and word recognition using a workbook he provided that allows marker writing to be erased (for repeated practice). I did not observe any scores or grades to note progress this session, as we did not work on his homework or other materials from school. He did not struggle with anything we worked on during this session, and in fact, I have observed marked improvement in his ability to write all of the letters of the alphabet we practiced (A - K this session). He has the remainder of the workbook to practice with prior to our next session, although we will continue using the book in the future. I have no concerns from this session, and am pleased to report the aforementioned improvements in his writing."
"The student and I continued to work on her Stephen Crane essay. Specifically, we developed four pages of polished content at the beginning of her ten page paper. We did not finish the paper before class, but she will submit what she has and ask for an extension to continue working on it."
"I helped the student rewrite several paragraphs from an essay he had recently done in which he received a grade of 73%. He is in great need of tutoring in writing. I then had him read a low level story (probably young primaries) and he started writing a summary for me to review and critique. He did not finish the summary and we will discuss it this Thursday."
"The student and I spent time discussing his goals, challenges, learning/work styles, deadlines, etc. I also prepared a preliminary master calendar. The goal is to have the first phase of the course nailed down tomorrow night."
"The student and I reviewed his editions to a draft for a final project for his writing seminar. We discussed certain structural elements of his paper, as well as worked on transitions and a few grammatical points. While his original draft was quite good as a rough draft, this latest one is a significant improvement, and displays a very strong command of language. There is one point in his paper that needs some clarification, and I have asked him to send me a copy of his paper so that I can review it and craft comments/suggestions for our next meeting."
"The student and I completed 2 essays for her school applications. I introduced her to a five paragraph essay template that she can use independently, and then we used the organizational template to write 2 essays. The first was "What rule do you have a hard time following?" and the second was, "What is the main reason you want to attend this school?". I will email the essays written, along with the organizational template, and they will be able to upload her work into the applications."