Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Quiz on Women in Media and Culture; The student completed two discussion posts and then began preparation for an essay on poverty and screenplay."
"The student sent me the draft of his research notes for a new essay, a big research paper for English 102. I did a read-through and then a line by line reading and I talked about word choices and sentence structure. We also discussed the method I want him to use to cite all of his research. It was extremely interesting to learn all about the protests. We then turned to a vocabulary exercise which asked him to choose between vocabulary words to suit particular sentences. He did well. He still needs to get the word "engendered" down, and "nuance" gives him trouble. I gave him a new list of words to study, and another preposition worksheet. We are going to review English sentence structure again and make sure that prepositions are really solid. His writing is getting stronger. He still feels nervous. The big test is four weeks away. I will continue to help him perfect his sentences."
"The student and I finished his common app essay together. He told me about his father being a major influence in his life when it comes to his interest in economics. I told Eduardo to incorporate more of his personal voice and experience into this essay. We also infused parts of his experience from boarding school when he was a freshman in high school. I did a lot of digging to extract more tidbits to use to flesh out his common app essay. Through his studies and future business ventures, he hopes to be able to give back to those in need. We emphasized his bilingual school upbringing and study abroad experience being instrumental in shaping him and preparing him to be independent and responsible from a young age."