Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over substantive changes to a draft of one of his major essays. He followed many of my suggestions from our last session, and also incorporated some great insights of his own."
"The student and I went over what he'd written for one of his applications. I found some ways he could improve it, combining some elements from an earlier version. I also helped him outline and brainstorm for prompts on other applications."
"The student and I went through his personal statement for law school and his resume (especially focusing on format changes), and we discussed whether or not to include an addendum to his application. His personal statement is very near completion. I've made some suggestions regarding grammar and word usage, while he independently has been able to organize his ideas effectively. I think he feels confident that he gave his best effort to submit the best possible law school application. He is tweaking parts of his resume and the addendum before our next session, which will be the last one."
"The student and I worked on editing an application essay. I believe this essay is very strong. She then showed me her essay for another college, which we agreed to scrap. She is going to write a new essay focused on her desire to use theatre and film as a form of social justice, using her experiences in a feminist theatre troupe, and talking about why the college will be a particularly good place for her to work on these goals. We agreed to meet again when she has a draft of that essay. The first essay is due in a few days and is ready to go. She is free to contact me between now and our next meeting with questions and ideas; I'm happy to help her. I think she's a very strong candidate for both schools."
"The student and I worked on his final draft of his college application. I'm very happy with how far along his responses have come. He definitely has strong responses that reflect his personality and unique interests. Good luck with the college application process!"
"The student and I worked on incorporating different fragments of writing into a coherent essay. She ended up scrapping the current draft halfway through, and working on an earlier attempt, which is shaping up quite well. I told her to reach out to me over email with isolated questions, and to schedule another appointment if she'd like me to review her new draft once she has it."