Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this lesson, we went over the student's homework and corrected and worked on the issues that arose in her sentences. After, we worked on general translation that included what she had been learning: verbs like gustar, ser, y estar, vocab, and stem changing conjugation. At the end, we both made note cards for the vocab in her Spanish book that will help her get a head start when school begins."
"We took some more practice test questions. Pronouns and the use of the conditional tense are challenging. We did some reading comprehension, and response to the reading in writing. The student will be reading the book "Futbol de sol y sombra" by Eduardo Galeano, about 3 chapters on his own after each tutoring session."
"We reviewed household vocabulary today. The student took me on a tour of the first floor of the house using Spanish vocabulary, and then we went over conjugations of "tener". No concerns or grades to note. We won't have a session for a week or two so I've told him to study verb conjugations."
"We covered the topic of family by going over the assigned video, and reading two story books where the boys were able to speak the name of the different family members. The students also learned how to write the vocabulary. One of the students struggled more in learning the material. The students did an additional exercise of word puzzle. The assignment is to watch an episode of Elmo about transportation."
"Did separate sessions, one with the girl and another with the boys. The session with the girl went a little longer, with lots of practice for her. I will make up the difference with her brothers tomorrow. In general we reviewed some of the questions we've used (date, weather, time, age, etc.) and started working on verb conjugations."
"This session was about evaluating the student's level of communication in German and identifying certain struggles or weaknesses. The session was conversation-based. He also mentioned that he would like to practice the concept of Hauptsatz/Nebensatz. He is very eager to learn, and we both had a great lesson. It is very easy to work with him, and his level of conversational German is good. We concluded the session with a vocabulary game that will continue to be the last 5 minutes of every future session. I took notes for the entire session which will be sent to him, so he can review them for the next session. I am excited to keep working with him!"