Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we had another wonderful session. The student made some corrections on the Animal Farm essay. He solidified title/cover for the Olympics project and we also reviewed famous Greeks for the quiz."
"We spent today's session discussing "The Outsiders" and the essay student is writing for school. She is writing her essay about the (unlikely) heroic figures in the novel. We discussed her thesis, the meanings of "heroic" and "brave" and where the two concepts intersect and diverge, the different characters and the different ways in which they were heroic. We also began identifying quotes to use as supporting evidence in the essays. The rough draft is due on Monday and I think she has a really excellent start. As always, she is inquisitive and intuitive - she sees the layers of meaning in stories once she is aware (or made aware) that they exist."
"The student and I worked on editing a little mini book he had to write for class and I was very impressed overall. His writing has improved tremendously in the time we have worked together. His ideas flowed well, the sentence structure was great, and his bibliography was well done. I didn't have to help him very much with this assignment at all."