Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Lesson with the student: I taught the student how to tell time in German today. There are three ways to tell time, the third being the way they tell time colloquially in southern Germany and Austria. The third way is the most confusing, so he had a little bit of difficulty grasping the concept. The other two were fairly simple for him. One was the 24-hour method; the other was the colloquial 12-hour method. I gave him various numerical times and asked him to express each one in each of the three methods as practice. Lesson with second student: I taught her the nominative, accusative, and dative cases today. We spent the majority of the lesson creating a reference chart with the pronouns. I also created an additional chart to show possessive nouns that forms for each pronoun. In the nominative form, masculine and neuter possessive pronouns are the same, whereas feminine and plural possessives are the same. I also created a chart to show possessive accusative forms. We ended the lesson by learning how to tell time in German using the three methods."
"The student and I have gone over many important things in the past few sessions, and I have been drilling him hard on prepositions, verbs with separable prefixes, and also forming past participles. This will continue to be the protocol for the rest of the semester."
"In this session, we covered topics related to hobbies, our children, and career aspirations, and held a conversation in German. By doing so, we accumulated new vocabulary and reviewed some grammar such as forming the past tense (simple and present perfect) in German."