Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student on prepping for his college entry essay. We discussed possible topics and I reviewed a brief rough draft of his first draft."
"During our meeting, we outlined his reasons for choosing an undecided major, the justifications for that choice based on prior experience and current community college classes, and a one-year plan for course selection/academic improvement. Synthesized that information into a formal prose essay, to be submitted to the transfer admission office."
"The student and I spent our session discussing essay possibilities for his common application essay. I'm encouraging him to craft an essay that will not just reflect his high achievements, but also his genuine openness and personal curiosity about new things and people. As we spoke, he told me more and more about his personal approach to the world -- in particular, his constant logical assessment of opportunity cost, and his very idiosyncratic belief that it is "safer" to take risks in undertaking new and challenging tasks than to continue down a known path, because the chances are high that he will grow faster if he keeps trying new things. We also spent some time discussing draft structure -- drawing the reader in, giving background, pointing to the future, and then closing with a return to the initial anecdote. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with in two weeks!"