Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we continued with our stem changing verb work. Additionally, I taught a lesson on the difference between para and por."
"We started out with a quick introduction including what the student's goals for our hour together were. She wanted to review vocabulary on pages 48 and 49 in preparation for a quiz and get ahead. We started by me quizzing her in vocabulary and sharing strategies for her to study on her own. We then moved into exercises that she did and I corrected. She worked on learning the prepositions by following certain verbs. I shared teacher perspectives with her and recommended that she memorize the prepositions and always check for them in her final answer. She also learned to make sure the second verb stays in the infinitive. Finally, we organized the verbs according to their prepositions and I created sentences for her to translate."
"We talked about various subjects to practice for her exam. I had the student talk in the past tense to practice the two past tenses, preterite and imperfect. I try to have her describe things so she practices her adjective agreement. I've noticed improvement from the first to the second session. I want to come up with more situations to use the subjunctive, that is one concept she needs more practice in. She knows in her mind, but the subjunctive doesn't flow as much in conversation."
"The specific topics we covered were a review of time telling, review of family member descriptions, learned fruit and vegetable works (made our own picture flashcards), and vocabulary bingo. The student did very well with the new vocabulary and has great pronunciation. She would benefit from vocabulary review. She seems to be most interested in drawing and making flashcards, as well as learning vocabulary through bingo. I left her with fruit and vegetable flashcards, and the time-telling sheet, animal vocabulary books, and family description drawing. I was very happy to hear her using more Spanish when we played Bingo today."
"The students learned today the four seasons of the year and vocabulary related to sports. They had a dictation today, and practiced reading comprehension. We also practiced conversation and pronunciation of vocabulary used in their job."
"We continued doing exercises on the reflexive verbs and pronouns, and their applications in different scenarios. At the same time, the student practices reading, translating, and pronunciation. The use of certain expressions which don't have literal translation permit him to learn to translate by the meaning of them from Spanish to English and vice versa."