Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We read poetry by Cummings and Borges, completed vocabulary exercises, discussed content, format, research methods, and ongoing daily assignments for the research paper the student is writing."
"For this essay, we worked on organization and word choice, moving away from personal pronouns to more active-voice writing. We also looked at adding details to be more specific."
"The student had done his reading assigned for today. We have talked about what a tight schedule we have for him to get his reading done for class, so he really needs to try to stay on schedule. We discussed a lot of what happened in the first 1/3 of the book and the characters as well as the French war in Vietnam. Next he and I studied phrases and clauses. We talked about how they can be used, and the difference between independent and dependent clauses. I then had the student write 2 pages on why the Inspector suspects Fowler in the murder of Pyle based on his reading of the first 60 pages of the novel. He did an excellent job on the writing. He had a couple sentences that ended with a preposition, and we talked about how we really don't prefer that in formal writing, and I asked him to think about how it would need to be changed. He also had an unclear modifying phrase that I explained to him would need to be adjusted."