Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In our last session we went through previously studied vocabulary. The student is progressively getting more comfortable with constructing impromptu dialogues, however, the material will need to be reviewed for couple more sessions before we move onto the next set of vocabulary."
"Today we continued learning new numbers and how to pronounce and spell them. The student is getting the hang of the intricacies of the Russian language, and he is beginning to roll his R's and the "soft letter" in Russian."
"This lesson, we practiced making sentences in German with reflexive verbs, separable verbs and modal verbs (+infinitive). We talked about the concept of the "verb complex" (conjugated + non conjugated part of verb) and the verb bracket, which works along this model: "Subject + conjugated part of verb + rest of sentence + non conjugated part of verb.""
"The student and I are still going over da and wo compounds, and I also am introducing some reflexive constructions that use prepositions, which ties into da and wo compounds. Overall he is getting it, but we still need more practice with these topics."
"In this session we repeated what we had done in the previous months. It turned out that the student was able to remember all important aspects of the previous sessions. We then started to look at months, days and conversation to make sure he is certain in the vocabulary and knowledge that he has already acquired. I left him some homework as always. For the next session I hope to start practice with him more vocabulary and cover a new topic in possessive and reflexive pronouns."
"Today's class started with a recap of what I taught the student in the last class. We went over numbers 1 through 10, the days of the week, and salutations. For this week, we watched sing-along videos teaching colors, how to introduce oneself, and she sang the songs along with me. I also taught her how to say dates, which she was comfortable with. She struggled with the long sentences, so I broke them down, and also sang along with her. This helped her greatly. To conclude, we watched a video tour of Paris, which she really enjoyed. At the end of the class, I gave a review sheet of the words she needs to practice. I busied her with tasks (i.e. arranging little chocolate bars and telling me the colors in French), and played little games with her. It was a great session overall."