Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed colors today, while also reviewing parts of the body and numbers. The student worked on some worksheets that I created with a focus on colors. The worksheets also introduced the idea of adjectives agreeing in gender and number with the nouns they modify. We used cards to spell the names of the colors. Once the student was finished, I focused on reinforcing colors. We played Sequence for kids as well. We used Spanish names for the animals, and learned "it's your turn" and "you won"."
"We worked on his detailed power point for his oral presentation on his art paper. We practiced his oral Spanish: pronunciation and intonation, subject and verb agreement, and accent. Completed the power point before session was ended."
"The student and I mostly worked on commands in Spanish. It's been a while since I've worked on this, so I had to rely on the textbook. He also completed a brief math assignment, almost entirely without my assistance. He didn't have any history this time, so he just finished with a little bit of English vocabulary. He was between major assignments, so he just completed a reading, a dash of math, and a little bit of Spanish, almost entirely by himself."
"We went over subjunctive, imperative, and other subjunctive forms today. The student has a unit 5 test on Wednesday and he feels he has a better grasp of the subject matter. In addition he got an 85% on his last test. He was happy with the improved results he is seeing from tutoring."
"The student had a good base of Spanish vocabulary and was familiar with some of the regular verbs. She needs some work on her conjugations which will come in with practice. Today we went over conjugations of regular verbs and she practiced conjugating verbs that end in "-ar" and "-er." After I asked her to use each verb she conjugated, she would first tell me the definition and then form a sentence with it. She was very friendly and motivated to improve her Spanish. Overall, it was a good session and I got a good understanding of where her level is and what she needs to work on."
"Today, the student and I covered both ordinal and cardinal numbers (i.e. one, two and three vs. first, second and third). She practiced reading out long numbers presented to her on notecards, then we played a round of Go Fish in German to strengthen her knowledge of single-digit numbers and did simple math, including counting by twos, fives and tens using multicolored beads. After that, we began reading a short excerpt from Manfred Mai's "Deutsche Geschichte" on Charles the Great, focusing specifically on different types of sentence structure and how to identify the subject and verb in each sentence."