Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on her Renaissance essay, which was a two-page essay covering King Henry VIII and his split from the Church of England. She had made some corrections since the last time we worked, and I think our final product was very strong. As always, she was a pleasure to work with."
"Since the student was still able to make edits to her essay before handing it in on Monday, we worked on revising her analyses and "buffing up" concrete details in the paragraph bodies. Her analysis is more thorough, but some rewrites for grammar will be necessary before it's submitted to her teacher."
"A majority of the session was spent editing the student's essay and making it more cohesive. An intro thesis as well as introductions and explanations of quotes were the sole focus. Additional quotes of support will be added in the future. The remainder of the session were spent focusing on her Southern Africa Geography Quiz on the countries and their capitals."
"I worked some more on the paper, continuing to correct grammar, formatting and APA style. I also made several recommendations about improving the content and consistently using clear communication techniques. I am now up to page 56 of 83."
"During today's session, the student and I reviewed and refined her college application essay to a final draft so that she will be able to submit it prior to the Dec 1 due date. The process was time intensive, and included a lot of reorganizing to make the writing logical and more clearly relevant to the prompt. Ultimately, I think the end product is effective in every respect."
"We discussed the comprehension questions from Chapter 3, talking in depth more about premonition and symbolism of Percy's dream about an eagle and a horse. We discussed the fact that these two animals represent the god Zeus, and Hades and the altercation that they have during the course of the novel. We covered the vocabulary from Chapters 1-4. We discussed at length our favorite vacation spot as this was the essay he was to have written. He could verbally respond to 4 out of 6 of the questions on his own. At the end of the session, for approximately 15 minutes, we worked on his homework for his class at school discussing the questions his teacher had prepared for the novel they are reading, "I Am Malala." I provided him with comprehension questions for the next three chapters (#4-#6). By the next session, he is to read Chapter 4 and answer the questions. I want him to specifically concentrate on how the author decides what a good title for the chapter would be."