Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I went through an assignment having to do with understanding the theme of a movie. We outlined the theme and worked out how the scene, characters, etc. all were relevant to it. While it was difficult for us to come up with a movie to work on, the project as a whole seemed to come off well. He also had gotten back an essay that he had worked on before with comments from his teacher."
"We worked on developing the student's thesis and introduction to his research paper. He is using the outline we created last time to organize his thoughts. He has many good ideas, just needs to make sure he is getting them organized into a logical sequence and distinguishing between "big ideas" and evidence or details."
"The student and I worked through ACT writing prompts for revision. One of the homework assignments he received was to write an analysis essay using two of Poe's literary works. Today I introduced him to a chart to help him with traits of the period and the dialectical journal format for taking notes on literature. He will use these to help him with writing his analysis essay. We also focused on looking at some anchor argument essay text and their characteristics in order to strengthen his own writing skills for the ACT and SAT. He will rewrite the analysis essay as well as craft a paragraph where he uses parallelism to strengthen the rhetorical strategy in his writing."