Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the hw. The student completed an irregular and stem changing verb worksheet. He did very well. Then we read 2 stories, answered questions about the stories in complete sentences and he answered personal questions related to the vocabulary in the story. I left him with another story, questions to answer (both about the story and personal questions). He did very well and is understanding how to answer questions in complete sentences. We went over hints to help him find the answer even if he doesn't know exactly what a question means."
"We reviewed regular verb conjugation and covered family vocab & the verbs gustar and hacer. The student's progressed pretty well. We wrote paragraphs describing family members which combined a lot of the things we've been going over for the past month or so. No extra practice or concerns."
"This was our first tutoring session. The student and I reviewed introductions, greetings, and family vocabulary as well as present tense verb endings. Next session we will review months of the year and present tense verbs as well as numbers."
"The student and I reviewed the material that he and I have worked on since we first started meeting. I reassessed his progress with gustar, ser/estar, preterite/imperfect, pronouns, and saber/conocer. In all areas, he showed progress and I left him with a list of what he is doing well, and areas that he might focus on to improve his grammatical accuracy. The student still will benefit from working on the usage of the preterite/imperfect tenses when narrating a story in the past. He is good at using the charts that we have made together to accurately express himself. The student has a good memory and understands grammatical concepts well-- he just needs to memorize some of his charts and organize his papers."
"Today we reviewed our introductions (What is your name, where are you from, what do you like to do, etc.). We talked about forming sentences using GUSTAR with verbs. We reviewed numbers 1-10 and colors. I introduced sentence structure when using adjectives (in this case noun + adjective [color]) to form a foundation for later adjective + number/gender agreement. The student seemed to have learned and memorized a few of the phrases we learned but needed a brief review. I left him with vocabulary and review of the previous two lessons."
"We began the lessons reviewing numbers and their spelling. We then discussed different cases (nominative, accusative, genitive, and dative) and the different forms that the nouns take on depending on which case is used. We discussed homework the student will have for our next session."