Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The client wanted to work on vocabulary for an upcoming quiz in Spanish II. We've worked together before and come up with strategies for him, and we followed it today. For example, he had a list of the words from his instructor with the translations next to each word. We've found that this is not the best way for him to study because he doesn't have to work hard to come up with it himself. So we created two lists with blank spaces: one in English and one in Spanish. He's going to make several copies of each and work to fill them in separately. That way, he will know the meanings whether his instructor presents him with English and asks for Spanish or vice versa."
"The student and I began watching a telenovela and went over a list of movies and shows for her to watch. We went over her vocabulary, she completed the questions for her presentations, and she completed a homework assignment as well."
"The student and I worked on vocabulary related to cooking, the kitchen, and food. Specifically, we focused on foods and verbs related to baking. Additionally, we reviewed the present progressive tense in Spanish, using the vocabulary from earlier to do so. She seemed a little tentative at first, but grew more confident as the session went on, using her notes as back up. By the end of session, she was able to translate sentences using cooking vocabulary from Spanish into English and from English into Spanish with reasonable accuracy. We made plans to continue with food, menus, and ordering vocabulary on Wednesday."
"We worked on direct and indirect object pronouns with continued practice using the present, preterite and imperfect tenses. The student needs to pay more attention to the change of subject when answering questions, and while his retention is improving, he needs to continue working on learning everyday vocabulary. As extra practice, he has to write sentences using the words he asked about throughout the session."
"The student worked on his college assignments dealing with the infinite forms of four verbs. He also worked on answering questions related to an audio file (Los Ladrones). He wanted to take his assessment test again, so he took the university's placement test at the end of the session. He worked on the worksheets that he will have to fill out in class tomorrow. I read them out-loud and helped with translating unknown vocabulary. He would like me to come back on Wednesday in order to study for his upcoming test slated for Thursday."
"We covered conjugations of irregular verbs in preterite form. The student was positive and ready to work. I shared a website with him to help him practice with conjugating verbs."