Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did a first visit assessment, including reading, writing and oral assessment. The student is proficient in all areas, with some minimal difficulties in writing. His reading skills and pronunciation skills are excellent. We will continue the assessment at the next class."
"We finished covering animals by learning the name of mascots. We started learning about the members of the family by reading a story about the rights of a kid and playing an interactive game. Homework assigned is to watch an episode of Elmo that talks about families."
"On our last session the student and I went over vocabulary words related to animals. Since she loves animals she had fun looking at pictures of these animals and pronouncing their names in Spanish. She was also able to describe the size and color of each animal in the target language. After this activity we played UNO for 10 minutes where she had the opportunity to practice the numbers and colors in Spanish. Finally we did our reading in Spanish and she highlighted vocabulary words that she recognized from the reading."
"Dictated 15 words one letter at a time for the student to write down, practicing spelling and understanding the Spanish alphabet. The remainder of the session, we made a 2-page basic expression and words that he will most frequently hear or say whenever in Mexico. Repeated the phrases several times until I felt the pronunciation was accurate. Assigned him to record himself saying the words by memory as well as an exercise out of one of the workbooks."
"We worked on greetings, farewells, and some useful phrases. We also began to work on basic, present tense verb conjugations. He is going to rewrite the words we used and come up with questions for next week."
"I worked on conjugations with the student this time. She conjugated about 20 -er and -ir verbs. It was a struggle at first, but it started to get easier for her. After she conjugated, I gave her some very short translations to do, e.g. I play, he dances, etc. She did okay with these. I do think it was a vast improvement from before when she didn't even know what conjugating meant."