Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student started with telling time, and we practiced describing using comparatives with common adjectives. We went through spelling and writing some words that contained "je," "ge," "ji," and "gi" and the difference between the "gue" and "gui.""
"We went over Spanish vocabulary and stem changing verbs. We also went over a list of exceptions for article/nouns and gender rules that I made for the student. We plan to go over biology tomorrow."
"The student seems to have fallen a bit behind in his Spanish class, but he also seems to be a fast learner when required to focus. He spent most of the session working on an upcoming assignment - a dialogue that he has to write and perform with a partner. First we reviewed his progress on the dialogue and worked through some problem areas, namely verb conjugation and the use of articles before nouns. He then built on the dialogue until it was completed. Following, we reviewed some graded assignments. The primary errors in the assignments were related to verb conjugation (the verb ser, specifically) and plural nouns. We reviewed these concepts before concluding the session. At all points he was required to practice the material and demonstrate his comprehension. Given that he seems to learn quickly when focused, I am confident that with time and practice he will improve his grade in Spanish."
"Today, we worked on the following: defined vocabulary terms of household items and chores, conjugated the verb SER & ESTAR and differentiated between the two verbs, taught the (8) affirmative commands using the present tense, pronounced phonetically each vocabulary word, corrected an oral presentation for Monday, and created flashcards (4x6) for the student's dialogue. The lesson went very well, and I was extremely happy that the student did an excellent job recalling all the information in Spanish. He is prepared for tomorrow's grammar, vocabulary, and listening exam."
"We had Spanish conversation practice. The student read a story about a traditional family restaurant in Texas, and we discussed it. He learned to construct complete sentences from the reading and practiced them by learning the pronunciation and understanding the context before reading it. Then, he answered twelve questions related to the story in his own words. We are focusing mainly on developing his listening and conversation skills."
"We covered lessons three and four practicing pronunciation and the repetition of certain vocabulary in different situations. After practicing the pronunciation, the student supplied left out vocabulary and identified the correct picture after I described the picture in Spanish. The student also supplied the missing vocabulary in Spanish after I supplied the word in English. We covered approximately seven pages. Good progress was demonstrated by the student."