Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I prepared for the reading comprehension test. We got through the three pages of Spanish short story text, then spent about half an hour answering the corresponding questions. We came across certain words (e.g., pedir, haber lo, al, carta) that he had trouble recognizing and we worked on strategies for memorizing these, often through cognates."
"Today we focused on reviewing both verbs and vocabulary by looking at the words the student has recently reviewed and creating examples to demonstrate the words. I was glad to hear that she found this exercise very helpful. Her homework is to continue reviewing vocabulary."
"I taught body parts in Spanish and the students pointed to their body parts using the "head, shoulders, knees, and toes" song. Their mom will practice that with them during the week. We will meet again next week."
"Today the student and I reviewed the facial features, and we started on some of the other body parts (knees, legs, arms, shoulders, etc.). When she got done with that, we started on family members, which she seemed to catch on to pretty quickly. We learned a lot of material today so we will review it all next session!"
"This session, the boys had homework on basic Spanish greetings. They had worksheets where they needed to fill in the blanks with new terms. We then reviewed the Spanish alphabet that we went over in the previous session. We also started an in-depth session on Spanish verbs and conjugations. The boys were very interested in learning them and comparing them to what they knew about English. It is good to see them make connections because it does aid in the learning process."
"After pronunciation practice with Spanish names, the student and I reviewed more irregular present tense verb forms (-go, e-i, e-ie, u-ue, o-ue) and then practiced them using two board games. He takes good notes, catches on quickly, and is able to conjugate these verbs following the various rules."