Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did conversations and grammar a lot this session. Next time, we will do exercises about synonyms in English and expressions."
"Continued to enhance language through role playing and other conversational activities. Assigned HW to create his own questions for a one on one interview."
"In this session, the student and I focused on conversational skills and grammar. Her English is improving and she is working through the problems in her workbook and doing very well."
"For the last two weeks, the student and I have been working on various writing assignments via email correspondence. Using track changes in MS Word, we have discussed grammar, content, and organization, and she completed multiple revisions before submitting her final paper. It has been my pleasure to help her through this graduate course!"
"For the majority of the session, we went over the two stories the student was assigned to work on over the summer. We outlined main themes and literary effects in the stories, then generalized those methods to discussing literature writ large as well as developing literary vocabulary. For "There Will Come Soft Rains," we went over looking at particular symbols and unpacking those symbols, developing major categories for themes and then finding devices that establish those themes, and the interaction between narrative necessity (plot) and literary effect. We also did some close reading of "Veldt." We looked at high utility literary terms for talking about a text, including the five types of imagery, syntax, setting, characterization, title, tone, and the type of narrative voice."
"For this final session, the student and I met at our regular cafe and spent the remaining time chatting about world travel, politics and the organizations of our respective national governments, the student debt crisis in the U.S. and the resulting economic situation created by this corporate system. Our conversations are always fascinating, and I sincerely hope to keep in touch with him. We imagined a day once he has finished his current university program, if visiting the U.S., he could visit Boston, so that I could show him around the universities and other cultural and tourist sites. We agreed that he would be sure to get in touch in the future, especially if these circumstances presented themselves. I wish the best of luck to him in the future! Cheers and be well!"