Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met with the student on campus yesterday. I was very pleased to hear how deeply thoughtful she is about her political science major and about this course in ancient and medieval political philosophy that she is taking. We discussed her objective and then we reviewed her first version of the essay. We constructed a full working thesis statement that will serve as a robust skeleton for the rest of the essay. I showed her the framework I use to create a balanced, plausible argument. We used the 'although...nevertheless...therefore' prompt to build on. I plotted out a rough outline for the student so that she could begin redrafting the sections of her document in a way that would please all readers. I was quite convinced that the student had done her work and was fully engaged in the big process of revising her document in a meaningful and profound way. She has extremely fine thoughts. So, she has her task and I am expecting to discuss a new meeting time with her, once she feels ready to proceed. I expect that the next time we meet we can review a more developed essay and begin to whittle and shape it for perfect flow."
"I reviewed the student's essay and sent my edits and comments back to her via email. This is the same essay we had reviewed previously in our last session. I continued to make grammatical and sentence structure edits."
"The student and I edited her essay/response for an online assignment. We also worked on editing her resume."