Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student completed a short essay on The Mommy Wars comparing celeb magazines with cultural expectations of motherhood. We had a discussion for two other classes and reviewed and corrected completed work."
"We addressed two organizational strategies for working on the student's application essays. The student has a lot of text drafted, but there needs to be a clear and focused organization to the information. For the first essay, we discussed describing the activity, but not forgetting to explain why she is proud of it. For the second, we discussed a four- pronged approach to explaining what is most appealing about the college. I advised the student to be confident about her instincts and choices and not to be afraid of being direct in answering the questions."
"We just finished our first lesson. The student worked on his application essay, which he had revised. It was much improved and his additional writing revealed what was missing. I made suggestions and he agreed. Then we discussed prepositions and the student performed an exercise which clarified where he might need more grammar work. I will continue to probe his grammar and devise exercises. We also looked over my sheet of business-themed essay prompts, and we talked about how to write about one of them. His homework is to finish his application essay and development a short response to a prompt. The student also set himself an assignment: to create several sentences that contain prepositions."