Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This week, the student said that the methods section of his paper, which we worked on last time, is complete and his adviser complimented him on improving the quality of his writing. During this session, we worked on a new five-page section following the methods section. It was better, overall, than previous sections. We focused somewhat on word choice, and especially prepositions. A couple of sentences were worded strongly, and we discussed how to make conclusions while allowing for ambiguity. A couple of other topics that came up were writing out numbers at the beginning of a sentence (or if the number is ten or less) and the correct use of the word "per." There were a few sentences that we restructured entirely to better communicate ideas."
"I covered the basics of writing a memorandum. The student at first struggled with using too much hesitant language, but she got the hang of it by the end of the session. She had a great, receptive attitude."
"The student received feedback on his last programming assignment, so today we worked on addressing some of his professor's critiques."
"This was my last meeting with the student. It was amazing to see the progress he has made. He wrote a journal article using MS Word and it looked wonderful. This session was about finishing details. We reviewed how to use footnotes and how to get MS Word to format and retain citations. I would like to add that it was a honor working with the student."
"The student and I covered his final exam review, since his teacher takes questions from there for the exam. He understands the material and should be able to pass the exam."
"We went over the code for sphere collatz and debugged the algorithm, trying to find what is causing the holdup. The student explained the gist of what the program is supposed to do and what he thought the problems might be. I looked through the code and asked a lot of questions about possible areas that could be causing problems. I also made sure he knew why certain parts of the code were there. I think he understands enough about what may be going wrong and where to look in the code to fix it/ complete it."