Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session was spent re-formatting the personal statement and adjusting the order in which certain paragraphs appeared. The student wanted to create a more emotional tone for some of the paragraphs, so we worked together to add or cut sentences in the first and second paragraphs to accommodate the changes we were making. He added some sentences describing his personal experiences of the rigors of school; information about his emotional state as he made the decision to attend school in America was also a new key part of the first paragraph. On Friday, we plan to work specifically on the rest of the body of the essay, and I've asked him to come in with the conclusion completely written. Then we will re-structure the shape of the statement accordingly."
"We continued to work on motivational statements and questions regarding graduate program essays for Master's programs. Outlines were completed by the student, and some finishing work will be necessary before final essays are submitted next week. Additionally, we have one more program's worth of questions to finish prior to break coming up."
"Today, the student and I mostly finished his supplemental essays. I will look at these essays again on Monday night and he should turn them in (after reviewing them and having his parents review them) by Tuesday. The student should also call the university on Monday to ask them if they have an essay requirement for their application."