Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Continue with dictation for discussion post in immigration/racism in America. I helped the student with their response to heresy and witchcraft in Europe."
"The student and I had another excellent session discussing his initial draft of a common application essay. He had composed a piece prior to our meeting (last night) in which he outlined his method of "optimization thinking." I think he's doing a great job identifying what is unique about him in his conversation (his complete curiosity, his desire to take advantage of every opportunity and his ability to succeed in whatever he undertakes). Our conversation ranged widely, but we ended up highlighting a few of the things that came out of our meeting for draft #2. 1) He needs to add vivid details to his descriptions of scenes, so he gives us an idea not just of what happened but of what the scene felt like and why it mattered to him. 2) He wants to be sure to include a progression -- to focus not just on past accomplishments, but on his hopes for the future. To this end, it makes sense for him to first paint a scene, next describe his way of thinking and how it's guided his behavior in general, and finally his hopes / plans for the future."
"The student finished her academic paper and we brainstormed on her next paper. She is a very good writer with wonderful instincts."