Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a practice essay and we discussed themes in the novel he is currently reading for class."
"We reviewed the student's AP English class syllabus/upcoming assignments, with an eye to prepping for any writing assignments he receives. We collaboratively reviewed a AP English Lang prompt with sources and practiced note-taking for the sources as reading, and quick-reading through the sources. He wrote a rough draft quick-write for same prompt, and reviewed methods, strengths and weakness of each. I encouraged student feedback regarding borrowing/combining writing styles as a way to overcome writer's block. The student identified diversifying examples and vocabulary as targets. I introduced the student to an SAT study app (I've previously used this as an effective study tool for phone-savvy students). We concluded by setting goals: 1) Diversify vocabulary use in writing contexts 2) Diversify grammatical structure of sentences 3) Spend less time while writing stymied by writer's block/expressing ideas with words 4) Continue to review & write prompts from past AP English exams 5) Analyze high-scoring free response samples from previous AP English exams"
"First session with the student. We discussed the works he had studied previously in class: Hamlet and Huckleberry Finn. I gave him some tips and techniques. We scheduled a regular session on Sundays at 12."