Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I completed reviewing and editing her college essay. She had edited the grammatical errors and added more substantive content to the essay based on what we went over in our session a week earlier, so we only quickly reviewed the essay and I asked her to e-mail me the final product so I could do one last look over for any small grammar fixes. We spent the better portion of the session discussing her approach to answering the short answer application questions."
"The student and I began working on her application essay, reworking her previous essay to fit the new application prompt. She kept the first essay's introduction (i.e., a narrative about her grandmother's cancer and her decision to become a doctor), and we reworked the remaining essay to address the specific achievements the student has accomplished that make her a strong fit for the program. For the rest of the essay, we focused almost exclusively on content development, organization, and flow since these are still things with which she continues to struggle. She has improved a great deal, however, in responding efficiently to a prompt's request as well as eliminating unnecessary words and phrases to make her writing more concise. For our next session, she should work on writing her essay's third paragraph on her extracurricular activities. As always, she is a delightful student with whom to work, and I look forward to continuing our tutoring sessions in the future!"
"We continued reviewing the student's college essays. The main Common App essay is basically complete and most of her supplements are finished as well."