Successful Tutoring Sessions. Codes:. 10 distinct statements were used for coding: 5 were associated directly to the student behavior actions 5 were associated directly to the tutor actions emotions. Student. Student shows desire to learn. Cooperative Willing Wants to understand.
It was evident that the student was eager to learn as much as he could.
During the session, I observed her as she became more comfortable and relaxed.
The student was involved and engaged throughout the entire session.
As I filled out my portion of the of the session form, she took out two copies of her paper as well as the assignment sheet and a pen.
Certainly, what I am doing in the writing center will, or at least should, translate into better grades; however, my primary measure of successful tutoring is knowing that the writer I worked with left my session with more skills or confidence than when he or she had walked into the center.
Her countenance visibly changed; she looked, well, proud of herself.
This session was one of, if not the best, not only because she felt very confident upon leaving, but also because I felt confident in providing her with assistance.
There is an interaction and a communication that enable us as tutors to really feel the student is learning.
The majority of the session ws spent marshalling arguments and brainstorming ideas for the essays. The best aspect of this session was that the student and I were both interested in both topics, and we were able to deal with higher-order issues like invention.
Typically, my most successful tutoring sessions are those where the the writer has a clear sense of what ideas to present but are not sure how to do so because he or she does not write traditionally.
He knew I had his welfare in mind, and I already knew his temperament and writing ability.
Because she was so cooperative, I felt even more relaxed than in any session; it seemed as if I had tutored her before although I hadn’t.
In the final run through his draft, we discussed the underlines and check marks I had made. We discussed ways to make the sentences more clear. We discussed phrasing and word choice.
We focus on conversational speech, but our sessions do not leave out grammatical things like verb agreement and article use. He brings in idioms that he does not understand, and we discuss what they mean and how they are used. We also discuss phrases or sayings that have similar denotative meanings but slightly diffeent connotative meanings.