Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed portions of her paper that her professor had asked her to revise - the sources and one content portion. She resubmitted these sections."
"During tonight's session, the student and I covered the following: completed writing assignment for English comp class, read article for comment regarding Vancouver, British Columbia and we reviewed sentence fragment worksheet."
"The student's reading assignment this week was "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us" by Bill Joy, which he read and annotated. This session, we began by analyzing the text and reviewing the author's main points and arguments. This included identifying the thesis of the article as well as labeling and deconstructing the elements of the argument. Once we finished the analysis, I gave him a prompt typical of one he would find in a college class. We used an index card method for composing his essay, beginning with an introduction paragraph (which we covered last session), a thesis paragraph, body paragraphs and a conclusion paragraph. This session was focused on writing body paragraphs, including how to find and use citations. He did well on this assignment. For next week he is to continue writing the last two body paragraphs which we would review during the next session."