Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"As a warm-up for the student, I had her answer two questions both verbally and written as to what are the days of the week and the numbers from 1-20. She was able to recall about 80% of the exercise without assistance. We went on to review the pronunciation of the alphabet. I tested her knowledge of greetings in Spanish to begin building the structure for a dialogue. We went over other parts of a conversation, such as "how are you? what are you going to do today?" And five possible responses. We completed a worksheet with pictures for her to figure out what each person or people were doing in the picture (at the same time learning new vocabulary of activities). To finish the lesson, we did some listening comprehension exercise by using a song by the student's favorite Latin pop artist, where she had to fill in the blanks of the lyrics that were missing from the worksheet. It was challenging but she did rather well. She enjoyed this exercise. Her homework was to complete the assignment given on Friday, which was to create alphabet flashcards and highlight verbs from Spanish article."
"Subject Pronouns Conjugation of Ser Definite Article Indefinite Articles Nouns Singular and Plural Noun Agreement in number and gender Vocabulary Cards The student did well in our tutoring session. It also gave him more clarity of what he was presented today in the classroom."
"Completed exercises concerning positioning, i.e., in front of, next to, below. English: Completed new vocabulary exercise consisting of four pages of work."
"I covered numbers, vocabulary, colors, and weekdays. I had him spell words, as well as read sentences, practiced pronunciation and spoke with him in German. I left him with practice of the numbers and vocabulary, as well as how to roll the R's."
"The student had a story he needed to interpret from German to English. I took a snapshot of each page of the story and I reviewed it with him. He read each line to me and I helped him with pronunciation and worked with him on the interpretation. He needed help with the vocabulary and interpreting phrasing. He was able to complete the story with support and did a good job. Tomorrow his classroom teacher will grade his paper with feedback. If he has any questions he will send it to me for review a second time. He did well today and was very cooperative."
"Today I taught the student the nominative and accusative cases by first showing their equivalents in English, and then finally in German. We went over the parts of speech, including subjects, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and indirect and direct objects. Once she fully understood these concepts (via informal quizzing), we explored adjective endings and ein and der-word conjugations associated with the nominative and accusative cases. I had the student construct a number of sentences to ensure she did everything properly. We wrapped up our session with a debrief, and I very briefly hinted at the dative and genitive cases that we would look over next time."