Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed last session's homework of numbers, colors, and week days then went over his vocabulary list of irregular verbs from his course. I defined the verbs through sentences in German and he had to know the meaning based off context. For new material, we went over shapes, a reading comprehension with questions, and answers and family tree vocabulary. We then did fill in the blank work with the differences in instead, but, and or. Extra practice was more listening comprehension through music and to review vocabulary taught in the lesson."
" I worked with the student on how to shop for food, months of the year, and city landmarks/directions. I think the student will do very well. Next time, we will focus on her writing skills covering the same topics."
"I got acquainted with the student and his mom to learn more about his German class and where he needs support. We talked about expectations for the class, assignments, and how he was doing. He shared that he especially needed help with his writing assignments. I requested he bring a sample assignment on Thursday so we can review it together and I can see the format, content, and the expectations. His primary grade comes from his assignments, midterm and final there are no quizzes in this class. We also discussed his study habits and learning styles. I suggested he tape his German class for directions and assignments to help him clarify and take notes. I also suggested asking other classmates for help or clarification and perhaps working with a partner. Generally he is given an assignment Monday due Tuesday and then another one later in the week. So I suggested I can review it and have him revise before turning it in the next day as a support strategy. I brought a German textbook with today and practiced basic conversation and some interpretation of German. I recommended he have a German/ English dictionary handy to help with interpretation. I could see that he needed support and needs reassurance. I will investigate some websites that would also be helpful. I reassured him that I would help him get his grade up in German. He was polite and did a fine job for our first session."
"We reviewed imperfect/preterite tenses, adverbs, and se+verb sentences. The student asked any lingering questions before her quiz tomorrow. We also determined what she needs to make flashcards for. She seems to understand the concepts very well and just needs to review vocabulary before her quiz tomorrow."
"In this session, we focused on the theme of travel. We learned words and phrases that are useful in the airport. We also practiced our conversation skills. The student is progressing very quickly, and his knowledge of the language is very good. Certain things such as verbs confuse him a little, but when he sits and thinks for a second, the correct answer comes about."
"The student's command of vocabulary has drastically improved. We finished going over commands, which she has just started learning in school. I started talking to her about Spain. For our next lesson, she has to present the basic facts about Spain (location, population, and climate)."