Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked to finish an essay she was working on. Then we edited what she wrote for word choice, ideas and content and structure."
"The student and I continued where we left off with her college essay. I started by just making sure that she was still happy and excited to be writing on her chosen subject. Personally, I think it's a very genuine and engaging representation of her character so I was happy to hear that she felt the same. I am thrilled with the progress we were able to make by taking the essay paragraph by paragraph, fine-tuning word choice and sentence structure, and clarifying a few statements we had struggled to articulate in our last session. All that is left to do is one final revision, which will mostly comprise of a final proofreading. Additionally, we worked together to compose an email providing more information about her experiences for one of her recommendation writers. She has chosen to complete optional questions for the University, which we should certainly have time to do next session. Our goal for Friday will be for her to complete her common app essay, answer her supplemental questions for the University, and go through her app one final time to ensure that all of her information is complete and accurate."
"We discussed the student's second essay tonight. She really worked hard on crafting the main message of her essay."
"Today the student had me look at her revised field project and a personal statement. The field project had a few grammar and concision mistakes. There were also citation formats she needed to correct. The biggest issue about her paper was making sure she talked about the points she made in her introduction. In her analysis, she detailed her findings but forgot to mention some key points she made in her introduction. I plan to edit it again once she provides me with another revised draft."
"I assisted the student with the rest of her writing assignment -- paper and PowerPoint presentation -- to make sure they followed proper grammar structure within APA format. She was relieved at the assistance I gave her with the project she was working on and the help I provided by giving her style guides and commentary. She will be submitting her final project to her professor today."
"This was my last session with this student. He has certainly come a long way since we started. His writing is up to the standard that is needed for his PhD program and he is very proud of how he has progressed. In this session we worked on his written assignment for class. He didn't have a problem following the prompt and completing the assignment."