Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student got back late from his weekend trip, and we had to really hustle to have him finish his paper on William Faulkner's "Barn Burning." He had to analyze the short story and write about the conflict between the two central characters, Abner Snopes and his son Sarty. He struggled some with getting all of his thoughts and ideas on paper in the proper order, but we were able to work on this, and he put together a good three-page paper. The key for him is to start these papers sooner so we can review them earlier than the night before they are due. He still must work harder on being more descriptive and creative with his writing. He has the ability to get this done, but he must put in the extra effort to achieve this. Overall, a good paper but he can do even better if he focuses on being a great writer."
"The student brought two really fabulous sources to today's session. We reviewed the sources and went over how they fit with her thesis. I looked at the introduction to her draft, and asked her to work on strengthening the thesis statement. I helped her come up with a rough outline of how to organize the paper and reviewed how to really pack a punch with her topic sentences. The paper is due before our next meeting, so she will review subsequent drafts with her mother."
"The student worked on correcting errors today as well as researching for the inclusion of a new body paragraph. Her writing is outstanding! We will finish this weekend with this research persuasive paper."