Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had his Social Studies paper to revise, having gotten feedback on his draft essay. We spent the session going through his essay with him making revisions based on my feedback and his teacher's guidelines."
"In today's session, the student showed me the compare and contrast essay he wrote. We went over the essay and came up with few suggestions to improve it. He did not do the pre-writing, and was having difficulties organizing his thoughts in his writing. So, he came up with the outline to help him write the essay effectively. For homework, he was asked to finish his compare and contrast essay and write a rough draft on another topic."
"The student did a great job today. Both his mother and I really want him to work on his critical thinking and put that into his writing. I had him do a really interesting writing assignment about technology and whether or not it makes us feel alone. I had him read four articles and watch a video. We went over the articles together in great detail. I had him highlight key parts of the article - these parts he could develop further into the essay. Next, the student and I planned and outlined the essay. He thought of the topic sentence for each paragraph completely on his own. He struggled a little bit when it came to writing the essay - he had difficulty starting it. We worked through this together and I suggested that he start the essay with an anecdote. He completed the essay by the end of our session. I'll be looking the essay over, emailing it back to him with my notes, and he will write a final draft for next week."