Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on the students workbook assignment which focused on identification of people (using yo, tu, nosotros, ellos, ella, Ustedes). We also added more vocabulary words to his flashcard stack. We worked on conjugating "ir" verbs (new concept for him) and practiced conjugating "ar/er" verbs."
"Last night the student and I started in the medical Spanish book - - - it helped to create types of situations and uses that she may be able to use as she learns more Spanish, and typical sayings / phrases that may come into play. We practiced some scenarios and went over the construction of tenses and vocabulary words, and overall things are going well - - - especially with the book as a good basis. Next week we will be moving onto slightly more advanced and more in-depth conversation and topics."
"The student and I studied for a test the last session together over irregular verbs and we began discussing the outcome of the test in this session. He proceeded to tell me that he only missed one question on his test and that every verb on his test he had studied from the study list that we created last session. I congratulated him and we began to review information for an upcoming test. He was given a list of vocabulary related to things in the classroom and he would have to be able to create grammatically correct sentences with the word bank. We did an entire practice run of the test and I additionally made him read his response out loud, correcting his pronunciation whenever necessary. From this exercise, I gleaned that he needed to go over "Concordancia" and we began reviewing the gender of nouns using the website. We also did some pronunciation drills with the "erre" and I taught him a tongue-twister that will help develop his tongue to make that sound."
"The student and I spent the first part of the session working on Spanish vocabulary and basic phrases and questions that are used in the process of the normal day in class; including numbers up to 31, dates, days of the week, times of the day, and basic vowel sounds. We spent the second half of our session working on literacy comprehension strategies, annotating, using evidence in written responses, and doing a fluency challenge."
"As usual, we began with a conversation in Spanish. We reviewed "ser" and "estar" again through some drills and went through the numbers in Spanish. We did not have time to discuss possessive adjectives but will begin with that next time."
"The student and I met for the first time today. We discussed some of the expectations for his coursework and which topics he's been working on now that the school year has started. His class seems very grammar oriented. We spent our first hour reviewing when the subjunctive mood is used, as well as when spelling changes occur. He wants to practice speaking and listening as much as possible, so we spent the last half hour of a session informally conversing about his life. I supported him throughout the conversation by prompting him to use the correct tense, or providing vocabulary as necessary. We also discussed several ways he can make his speech sound more fluent. We'll be meeting in the future on an as needed basis."