Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an in-class essay tomorrow on Jose Marti, and he wanted to meet so that we could discuss some ideas. We read a few articles that he had been given in class and talked about them together. We discussed (among other things) Jose Marti's fight for Cuban independence from imperialist and colonialist nations, and against the mistreatment of indigenous peoples. Based on our discussion, he came up with some great ideas for the essay test. By the end of the session, he said that he felt well-prepared."
"Today, the student was preparing for an upcoming exam, so we reviewed together, and made corrections to the written script. We also brainstormed ways to incorporate some of the new vocab that she is learning for the class. After looking it over, she did some reading from a practice AP exam. She is doing very well with vocabulary and grammar readiness for the exam."
"We did conversation review and I also had the student practice the oral cultural comparison portion of the AP exam. I had her plan her response per the exam and give her oral presentation. Her performance improved after we had done 3 exam prompt practices. She also read an article out loud and summarized it in Spanish."
"The student did really well in this session as we mainly continued to prepare for the AP Spanish exam by doing exercises from her booklets. She is greatly improving on her reading comprehension skills as well as her writing skills in Spanish."
"We talked about the studies of ecology in the US and Uruguay. The student is going to gather more details for that in Spanish. The topic for this evening was technology. We had 2 conversations and discussed how to attack the conversations to take advantage of what information is given before they start. We worked on one formal presentation."
" We're trying to practice listening and speaking skills the most, since that's what gives the student the most difficulty. He has access to a variety of sources to help us do this, and I have a few as well. As long as we can both listen smoothly, we are able to practice well. I'll be sure to stay in contact with him about this."