Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In our first session, the student and I discussed tutoring goals and structure. I asked him to take a Spanish assessment and he will practice on the app, which I will be able to track. We began our Spanish instruction with practicing introductions as well as music interests. For next time, we will continue to add to phrases that the student can use when meeting new people in Spanish. His pronunciation is exceptional, but we will continue to focus on common vocabulary and phrases."
"During this class, I helped the student correct some of his homework I assigned last week. Part of this homework was an essay where he had to practice the PRETERITO and IMPERFECTO. We also went over some activities from the chapter about sports out of the book I provided to him. In addition to this, we went over the prepositions POR and PARA. As for homework, he has to correct the essay he just turned in and write a new one. The purpose of these exercises is to help the student to master the past tenses in Spanish."
"Today we reviewed a lot of past material. They remembered their food vocabulary very well. There were some words that were still difficult and that they should continue to work on, but they are doing well. We also went over large numbers. Student A is doing extremely well, but Students L and N do struggle somewhat. We also went over questions about names and ages, which they did well with. We ended introducing the months and how to say a date. In general, they are doing well and continuing to improve."
"Today, as this was our last session before a short hiatus to allow everyone to adjust to their new school schedules, we reviewed all of the material we had covered this summer in order to try to identify weak areas in the boys' Spanish. Overall, the boys had excellent recall, particularly for days/ months, numbers, and likes/ dislikes. During the hiatus, the boys should focus on studying their characteristics, body parts, and conversation flashcards, as these were the weaker areas, as well as continue to practice their alphabet, conjugations, and numbers."
"Today was our first meeting. The student and I briefly discussed our expectations for the sessions. We found that oral practice will be our primary focus. I will give her materials to help with listening (videos, songs, etc.). For the next session, we will continue practicing the past tense while speaking."
"The student and I began the session reviewing assigned practice work on conjugating verbs in the past tense. Next, we worked on some reading comprehension that included conjugating verbs in the present and past tenses. A specific challenge for her during this activity was figuring out which form to conjugate into--this requires more critical reading/ listening of sentences given. I introduced the future tense verb conjugations. Writing out the conjugation endings in a chart form was helpful while working on this concept. We then practiced formulating sentences orally to practice the spoken language using vocabulary words from a Spanish II flashcard deck."