Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the rest of the college supplemental essays that the student has to do and agreed on a timeline for when he would write and revise his essays."
"In the first session with this student I reviewed her personal statement and worked with her to formulate a broad plan of action going forward in regards to structuring the essay. She had already drafted a strong personal statement, and I continued to work with her to pin down the concept of her essay in order for her to get her point across in the statement more succinctly and effectively. We broke the essay up into sections and reviewed each paragraph separately, making sure that each paragraph had a theme that fit into the whole (also with an emphasis on transitions). There were some substantive changes that we agreed should be made, and we agreed she should make those changes on her own time (since the statement was rather personal, I only provided direction and said she could email me with the changes she made). After that we went through and made minor grammatical edits. I am planning on meeting with her again so we can review the substantive changes she made and finalize the statement for her to send off."
"The student and I worked on her application. I spent 30 minutes reviewing her essay and providing feedback online earlier, so during today's session, we continued to revise her essay, developing her narrative introduction, working on paragraph development, adding transitions, and eliminating wordiness. She did an amazing job, and we will finish this essay up by the end of the week."