Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, the student finalized some college entrance essays. These are now ready for submission. We also began work on the third college supplementary essay."
"The student and I worked on her applications for college. We also made a master list of the work that she still needs to complete in order to meet her January 1st deadline. This included final revisions to the one application and some essays. One application has two 150 word essays and a 500 word essay. One of the two 150 word essays about her playing in an orchestra needed minor revisions to more directly answer the question of why this activity is meaningful to her. Again, the focus seemed to be more descriptive about orchestra and less about what the question is really asking her to do, which is to reflect on herself and her characteristics. The second was basically complete with only one additional sentence to add. The longer piece needed the most work, as only the significant quote the piece asked students to choose had been selected. We brainstormed on how to use the quote to connect to the experience that changed her, which the question was asking students to do. We made an outline. For the next college essay, we checked the first short answer questions, and made suggestions for minor revisions to highlight why she is proud of her internship. She needs to do more research about the school before answering the second essay. The third essay asked her to choose an experience that attracted her to the department of Computer Science. We brainstormed and made an outline."
"The student and I worked on his college essay; it seemed to come out quite well, and I believe that it will help his applications tremendously."