Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a little "talk back presentation" tomorrow in her Chinese class, so today we focused on creating sentences and practicing how to say them for that presentation. We used some vocab of the week, and I asked her to make those sentences and say them several times. At the end, we recorded those sentences so she could hear herself and memorize them better. To help her for the improvement of her pronunciation, I gave her a Chinese tongue twister to practice her "second and fourth tone." Today, we also went through all the sentences and vocab of the week. I made a recording of citing everything so she could use it for listening practice."
"In this last session the student worked on his homework which covered the verbs estar and ser and the different meaning the words have if they end in -ed or -ing. We also reviewed some grammar, vocab, and verbs from previous sessions. I am very happy with his improvement in the last couple weeks. His memory is better and he feels more confident about speaking in Spanish and making longer sentences."
"We worked very well yesterday. We reviewed an assignment for Spanish on a book the student had to read and interpret and later on we studied physics, mainly conservation of angular momentum."
"Today, the student learned the days of the week and the months of the year. He also learned the times of the day combined with the term por la manana, so that he understood the difference between the words manana (tomorrow) and the phrase por la manana (in the morning). Then he understood the phrase manana por la manana (tomorrow morning). He now can apply the same structure to the other moments of the day: manana por la tarde (tomorrow afternoon) and so on. Then he learned the interrogative words. Joe is a very dedicated and smart student. He is also using the language app and he is really improving his learning process in a remarkable way, and we have only completed two lessons. He uses the app between one class and the next."
"We had our first Spanish lesson. I asked the student what she would like to learn and she said ordering food at a restaurant, so I had her write down vocabulary words and phrases that corresponded to her thematic choice. I noticed that she had great diction and pronunciation and was able to follow along really well. I assigned her a new list of words to look through and memorize for our next lesson."
"This evening, the student and I met to prepare for his Spanish test tomorrow. We reviewed and practiced the -er and -ir verb present tense, possessive adjectives and vocabulary words. He needed help with translating sentences, vocabulary, and the difference between nuestro and nosotros. He did better after we went over each of these things. I recommended he create flashcards for the vocabulary words his teacher assigned in class. His attitude towards the material was always a positive and energetic one."