Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the final draft of the student's essay on the Odyssey for her Honors English class. She made some new connections and did a good job revising and reorganizing the essay for clarity."
"The student did more writing and we critiqued his work together. I then gave him some writings to work on for our next class."
"The main purpose of this session was to revise, edit, and discuss the student's personal narrative essay that is due in his class. He had a full draft prepared for the session. First we skimmed for grammar and spelling. We discussed formatting, the importance of sentence fluency, interesting use of dialogue, how to balance style with grammatical rules, and how to connect ideas well. I left him with the tasks of assessing the prompt more thoroughly and tailoring the second half of his essay to that prompt, and then preparing a second draft for final revision."
"We covered skimming the information before reading. We reviewed the student's extra practice and corrected his answers to the comprehension questions. For one short passage, he said he put himself as the person in the passage, which helped to make it more interesting, and he retained a good part of the information. I chose an encyclopedia that discussed Persia. He was to review subheadings of the information to see what first interested him. He then read about the architecture, the way of life, and language. I gave him two more reading passages to do for the next session."
"We covered some review work. The student edited his writing prompt and will use an editing wheel to review his new creative writing prompt for our next session. He also picked out correctly written grammar sentences from a group of four choices, and took a more advanced spelling assessment."
"We covered some sales vocabulary and sentence structures. Some of the major vocabulary that we discussed included awareness, complete/whole/entire, should/would/could. We also covered short vs. long vowel sounds as well as voiced and voiceless consonants as they related to suffix /-ed/ and /-s/ pronunciation. The student struggles with differentiating between short o, u, and a sounds in minimally paired words. I left an audio recording for the student to listen to to review the short vowel sounds."