Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I focused on revisions, writing with a purpose and using our skills to look at our stories while we write."
"The student and I talked about her assignment from last time and read what she had researched on socialism, communism, and Paolo Friere, and how those elements related to what she was reading in 1984. I gave the student her major essay assignment. She is to write a paper on "Can a totalitarian regime exist in an educated society?" She is to use 1984 as a her primary source, writings and criticism on The Pedagogy of the Oppressed as her secondary source, and she is to research a real-life totalitarian regime and their education to support her thesis. By July 8, she is to have completed reading 1984, written her thesis statement, found supporting quotes, and developed an outline for her argument."
"This is cumulative for the editing I've done on the student's essay for admission. It is pretty close to being completed, and at this point is ready for submission along with the rest of his application."
"The student is clearly an intelligent young man and an excellent student. We've been working on a research project on vaccines, and we are still in the information gathering phase. Through this project, he is learning how to evaluate the validity of a source, the difference between causation and correlation, and what makes for a well-structure argument versus forceful rhetoric with no substance."
"The student is going to continue working in her literature and writing workbook that we used over the summer in order to prepare for her school entrance exam and written application. Today she started a new chapter on creative writing which definitely seems to be more up her alley! She even wrote a short screenplay at her school which was selected to be acted out. Today, however, she made up a new story, and learned to write plot development. We also began character development, but will continue writing deeper characteristics next week."
"The student is making good improvement in his writing. Compared to where he started, it is more uniform and more neat. Today, we continued to work on spacing and uniformity. We also tackled his tendency to write the first word in each sentence larger than the other words in the sentence."