Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued to review the student's research paper. The student understands how to how to gather sources and document relevant information in each source (highlight), but still needs practice understanding how to incorporate this information into his writing. During the next two sessions, one area I would like to work on with the student is word choice and how to limit the use of 'be' verbs used in writing."
"We covered some aspects of writing: paragraph formation, punctuation marks, flowing ideas through sentences, homophones, proper / common nouns, and concluding a paragraph. The student seemed generally interested in learning. I felt like she picks up material fast. I encouraged her to try her best to write grammatically proper sentences/ phrases in her daily communication/writing/texting. I left the notes so that she can refer to them incase needed. I encouraged her to make full use of her corrective lenses because I noticed her difficulty in reading. It is the only way she can take notes in classes."
"In our session we went over the student's outline for her in-class essay test on John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men". We looked at how to formulate a strong thesis statement, as well as how to weave quotations into her essay so they flow with her writing. Then we worked on turning her outline into notes that she would be allowed to use during the exam, writing out the topic sentences, and drafting an introductory paragraph. She struggled most with formulating sentences from her ideas and understanding of Steinbeck's novel. To improve this skill she needs to practice writing regularly, as well as read more analytic writing about literature. Her extra practice includes writing 3-5/week for 5-10 minutes in a journal of her choosing (diary, dream, or gratitude) or with free writing."