Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student continued to work on her admissions essay for high school. She finished the previous essay and began to work on a new essay topic. While brainstorming for this new topic, she seemed to enjoy this topic most because it was about someone important in her life. She will finish the draft of this essay and when we meet for the last time, we will review this draft and the previous essay together in preparation for submission to the admission offices."
"Session was 1 hour. We worked on an essay regarding China's leader and his efforts to combat corruption in recent years. The essay also touched on the benefits of certain free-trade agreements and the opportunity they present for expansion of China's economy outward through resource exploitation."
"Today the student and I prepared for an upcoming 5-paragraph essay on the Odyssey. We helped refine her thesis statement so that it was more precise, and then examined some of the quotes she had chosen to see how they measured up with her thesis statement. We then brainstormed ways to go a little deeper on the quotes. By the end of the session we had prepared a solid strategic outline for the student to refer to in her other studies."
"She read the first 2 chapters of a Cam Jansen mystery, then we talked about what happened and how to summarize it and wrote it in her reading journal. Did some of her reading comprehension homework. Worked on spelling and alphabetizing and quick addition. She's a very capable and eager learner."
"She read two passages about the digestive system. She worked on writing complete sentences to comprehension questions about the passages. Often, she will forget words or write verbs in the wrong tense. I encourage her to read the sentence out loud to catch these mistakes."
"She received a homework assignment where she had to discuss the role of weak ties in life (primarily in the job search process), and in comparison, the role of nepotism. Was a short assignment, 300 words, but she thoroughly articulated the strengths/weaknesses in both. "