Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed the final draft of the second essay for the class. I had a few corrections to discuss from the copy you had emailed to me. We moved through the corrections in a great pace and were able to focus the ideas of your next assignment to fit the approved thesis. The category you have chosen to write on lends to quite a bit of research, the key is keeping it focused to meet the requirements of class by maintaining focus on the thesis. We have a session scheduled for Friday and will discuss our schedule further then."
"I alternated with both students. I gave the first student a writing assignment of going through the 5 steps of writing: pre-write, draft, revise, proof read and publish. I gave her an editorial about elephants being discontinued in the Ringling Brothers Circus in 2018. She read it, and we worked together on the pre-write. While she worked on the draft of the introduction, I worked on grammar with the second student. We reviewed 10 pages of pronoun usage and matching verbs with subjects and then he took 2 oral quizzes. They both are to finish writing a 3 paragraph essay from their editorials for next session."
"Today was my first session with the student. I started by asking him some questions about what specific problems he was having in his English class. We talked about them, and he showed me some samples of papers he had recently written. I read a paragraph and saw some common spelling and grammar mistakes which I pointed out to him. Next we went over his current assignment, which is an annotated bibliography with at least nine sources. This will be part of a larger assignment culminating in a eight to ten page research paper. I instructed him on how to go about finding resources for the bibliography and to narrow down his research to a specific topic from a list of possibilities given by his professor. I will work more on this with him next week and monitor his progress, giving him guidance as we move ahead."