Painfully perky (icarusancalion) wrote,
Painfully perky
icarusancalion

Rough night tutoring

Tutoring last night was rough. I had new students and students who'd been with other tutors suddenly switched to me, so my structure for the sessions couldn't be used.

Then my last session... oy vey. An AP US History teacher was behind, so his student needed to be taught US history, from scratch, from WWII to Reagan. At the same time, I had my ESOL student who's trying to take advanced AP Language English, at the same time, I was trying teach the SAT essay, and we have a new grader who's harsh-yet-vague in his comments, holding high school students to a college standard. That isn't how you help young writers, and I couldn't get across how these comments were Not At All Helpful.

The session was a disaster, I was upset, and I had to admit -- I couldn't do. I haven't felt this incompetent in a long time.
Tags: teaching
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    Title: Dead Letter Scrolls Author: icarus, i.e. icarusancalion Recipient: Sarka Pairing: Neville-centric, Neville/Snape Gen Rating:…

  • Reunion ... it's moving again.

    I started Reunion in March 2003, with no promise that I'd ever finish. For some reason, that's made it the story that always nuzzles at me,…

  • Reunion: Beta review on an HP fic I thought long dead.

    Ever have an old fic call your name? Got into a conversation with a friend reviewing the story. Plinnng! Three more chapters outlined. One…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments