Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent our entire session preparing the student for a big assignment that is due this week. There are both written and spoken components to the project, and she is required to use the household vocabulary we've been working on, so we reviewed the vocab and tried using it in sentences. She did well with both tasks, although she needed a few hints before she remembered some of the vocab. I told her to look over her written work as much as possible so she is comfortable with word order and pronunciation before she presents. Overall, she seemed excited about the project and prepared to do well."
"This was our last tutoring session of the semester. We started by discussing my challenge from our last session - completing the extra practice of the pages I recommended from the study guide. The student came through! He did all the practice I outlined as well as some extra. He also spent Sunday night reviewing the vocabulary from previous chapters with his mom. Great job! I corrected a few mistakes. Overall, everything looked really good. I'm sure this independent practice will have a positive impact on his exam performance. We also covered some other topics we hadn't reviewed yet, such as direct object pronouns. We finished by reviewing test taking strategies (slow down! Take it one word at a time, use context clues, and the process of elimination). Best of luck! It's been great working with you again this semester."
"The student and I went over the distributive property, converting percents into fractions and converting fractions into percents. We also covered the order of operations and adding and subtracting negative numbers. She did not have much difficulty doing most of these problems, however, she did make simple mistakes (i.e. not placing a negative sign). We discussed the importance of her taking her time when she worked on simplifying equations as it's easy to make simple mistakes if you're not careful."
"We continued to cover chapter 3 and new verbs and vocabulary. The student needs oral practice, asking questions and getting used to the word order in Spanish. We will continue working on this. Her recall of vocabulary is good. I left her with some homework for her next session."
"This was our first session together where I attempted to show the student that she can confide and trust me with her questions and concerns of this subject, no matter how simple the question. She is in a Spanish immersion program and needs a better grasp of the fundamentals of the Spanish language. We covered the Spanish alphabet, numbers, greetings and vocabulary straight from her class lesson book. She was positive and worked hard to practice and memorize our lesson. We used memorization, practice of simple dialogue and testing to solidify understanding of our lesson."
"We primarily reviewed the usage of direct object pronouns, but we also touched on material that was tested on her quiz last week. The student seemed to have a pretty good grasp of the material once I was able to clarify several things."