Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we wrote an opinion essay rough draft, focusing on a thesis statement and supporting evidence. We also reviewed factoring and applying the quadratic equation to word problems."
"We worked on editing and focusing the student's essay on diversity. I gave the student instructions for self-editing over the weekend in preparation for Tuesday."
"The student's mother requested that I concentrate on argument/critical thinking and research as part of his writing tutorials. As he is entering into 10th grade, there is no need for college entrance exams just yet. I dropped off a number of books to help this process including college readers, novels, short story collections, and graphic novels. For next week, he is choosing a story/essay and issue that matters to him and is constructing a rough draft of his argument. His argument will include three major points that will take into account the main counterarguments to his position. He has to be prepared to discuss in depth his position. We discussed pre-writing, theories of the unconscious, existentialism, and more. He is bright and thinks deeply and widely. Our goal is to get him to articulate his more interesting thoughts more clearly and effectively."