Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on the rough draft of her history term paper this session. We worked on assembling the body paragraphs using the points from her outline and the note cards she has previously done. We were able to complete the first third of the body of the paper."
"In this primary meeting, I looked over a few samples of her writing and get a sense of what she might need to work on. She is very bright and has an aptitude for analysis. We made a list of three main skills to focus on in our sessions: summarizing thoughts in introductory/conclusion, proving a thesis, and smoothing transitions between ideas. She brought an outline and introductory paragraph from a midterm assignment for English. I read it over and lead a discussion about her writing process. She expressed needing some help getting her point across without repetition of ideas. I suggested a more formal outline with specific examples from the text lined up for each body paragraph. Next session she will bring the full essay for me to read over."
"We wrote the thesis for his paper and created a rough draft for the supporting paragraphs. We discussed the theme of isolation and compared and contrasted how mental and physical isolation shaped the characters psyche and interactions with society."