Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I continued going over the material on her review sheet for her test tomorrow. We practiced using some vocabulary about hobbies, and also did sample exercises using possessive pronouns and irregular past-tense verb conjugation, placing special emphasis on distinguishing between like-sounding verbs. We discussed ways she can break down these exercises into smaller steps to ensure that she understands what is being asked of her. We practiced who/what/where/when/how questions and answers, and she was able to answer in complete sentences without being prompted to do so. At the end of the session, I went over the topics she had the most difficulty with during today's session, and she agreed to continue to study them before her exam with some flashcards."
"We added four new phrases which were specific to working with an issue with a machine. I will send the student a new recording of the list of phrases so that he will be able to practice on his own."
"For our first session today, I had a great time meeting the student and discussing her motivations for learning Spanish. She travels a lot and would like to connect with different people when she travels. She mentioned learning Spanish in high school so a bit of our sessions will be reviewing and talking about concepts. Familiarity definitely helps but she also has a timeline as well. I have sent her many online resources, as well as discussed music and conversational groups. I recommended a handful of books that could be useful for her during her learning experience. We discussed feminine and masculine nouns, singular vs. plural, and question words. Along with the question words we looked at phrases I wrote on an erase board that go with each question word. I am meeting with her again this week and hope to set up a schedule that is two or three times a week during the midweek. I look forward to working with the student who is an inquisitive and motivated student!"