I have gotten the chance to concentrate and take note on two totally different types of tutoring sessions. There were a lot of questions that I want to ask so bad, but instead I just payed more focus on the body languages and facial expressions of the tutors and writers.
My first session I actually was able to observe was a session with a girl that was new to the country. She came here from Asia when her step father and her found this school online. It was a long session because she spoke very little English, but the amazing thing was, she wrote it well. I had so many questions to ask her, but I knew it was inappropriate and I had to keep my distance so I continued to observe from across the room. She would keep rejecting to read and when ever the tutor would read I would glance at her and see her constantly cover face at the end of every sentence. Then the tutor asked if she wanted to continue and she would continue to refuse.The more she refused, the more relaxed and interested the tutor seemed. It was something different that what I have read about, when the girl was getting tutored and the tutor started to become frustrated. I see every every tutor is different.
My second session I was able to see a regular blogging session, Where the student came in to get help with blogging. When I walked up to the student to ask about observing her session, the conversation lead to us have multiple common interests, which made her become happy about me observing her session. As we both walked back to her tutor, I greeted him and asked him the same question, he stated, "sure, you may even be tutoring today if I get confused." I sat down with a smile and observed. This session was a more laid back session with humor. The writer hesitated to answer questions because she did not want to make mistakes.
These sessions were the same and different in the same ways ( if that makes since).
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