Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our second session, we began by reviewing the student's personal statement and concluded by reviewing a second portion of his application, the work and activities paper. I read through his personal statement and noticed that he had added several transitions between paragraphs that we had re-structured previously. It was a positive edit that contributed to the overall eloquence of the paper. We chose to stick with our original review method and started at the beginning of the paper with the previous session's notes (to focus on individual sentence structure, diction, and grammar) in mind. The vast majority of what we discussed involved defining the meaning of individual sentences, taking them apart, and then putting them back together in a way that was grammatically correct and complemented our new transitions. We worked our way through the entire paper. We also noticed that the paper now had even more room for detail since we had tightened much of the existing information. We ended by determining what personal and academic anecdotes should be added to which parts and concluded that he would craft said anecdotes for our third session. We then got to work on the work and activities paper - six shorter pieces of writing about his work and other related activities outside of the classroom. We spent our remaining time on content. We closed our second session by taking approximately 10 minutes to review the edited product and determined that we needed to work on diction and grammar during our following session."
"The student added more portions to the essay that we worked on yesterday, and I helped edit them to remove any redundancies and make the report flow more smoothly. Looks good!"
"I helped the student as he worked developing thesis statements and body paragraphs for his paper on "The Catcher in the Rye." He's working on improving his transitions, grammar and his writing style."