Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For our last meeting, the student and I reviewed her short writing assignments and went over a few last problems in her open book quiz assignments. She knows what to do to study and get ready for her exams. I really believe that if she stops and makes sure she understands the sentence she is reading, and if she's stuck on a verb, stops and conjugates it from the top, she will rock her exam. Good luck!"
"We met for an hour and reviewed for the student's upcoming test. He should be very well prepared as long as he continues to work on memorizing his vocabulary. In addition to going over his vocabulary we reviewed direct and indirect objects. I was very impressed with his ability to grasp grammatical concepts."
"The student was struggling with communicating her thoughts in conversational Spanish and needed help finding ways to express her thoughts in a flowing and natural way. She also had an upcoming conversational test she needed help with, in which she will be expected to formulate questions on a topic and also answer questions from a partner based on her own opinions. We practiced this by doing 3 minute conversational drills in which we took turns interviewing each other as they will do in the test. I also reviewed some of the practice content for grammar and spelling errors. She was also having trouble understanding her teacher from Spain, so I recommended some movies from Spain to watch that will familiarize her with the Spaniard accent. By the end of the session she seemed more confident and ready to face her test."
"In this session, we went over vocabulary related to camping and outdoor activities (mountain climbing, tent, canteen, etc.). Once again I created sentences in English for her with vocabulary words she had struggled with. She told me that her teacher allowed corrections in class, so she had some extra practice and I could tell her spelling has improved."
"During this session, we began with going over the student's speech, which had been pushed back from the original date. We practiced it three times, and it is very clear that he has put in a great deal of time and effort in memorizing and presenting his speech, because his delivery was nearly flawless. After going over the speech, we completed two of the worksheets that were required by his new teacher. From there, we began reviewing some of his vocabulary that will be on the upcoming test. Additionally, we closed out the session by beginning review for upcoming vocabulary that has not yet been discussed in class. This will assist in giving him a head start for the coming section."
"Concepts covered- Reading comprehension, preterite vs imperfect, and irregular verb conjugation. I left him with "buzz phrases" for when to use preterite vs imperfect."