Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I had our last session. We started off by completing exercises where she had to choose whether it was appropriate to use the imperfect or the preterite in a sentence. She also translated sentences that were written in the past from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. After completing multiple exercises practicing the past tense, she completed a variety of exercises where she used the present tense, reflexive verbs, the subjunctive, and indirect and direct object pronouns. She did a great job this summer and I know that she will be very successful in the upcoming school year."
"We covered dinosaurs and the difference and similarities between them and current animals that we have learned in the previous sessions. We played pictionary to go over vocabulary learned from the animal kingdom. As an assignment, both kids need to watch an episode of Sesame Street about exercise. We are to start learning verbs."
"We worked on some of his math homework but so far it's all review. We finished his map for history and worked on his Spanish homework. He thinks Spanish is where he'll have the most trouble this year; he's definitely a little nervous about it."
"The student and I focused on vocabulary for this session. Specifically, we covered vocabulary for relationships: immediate family members, extended family, romantic relationships, and friendships/coworkers. In addition, we started working on possessive first person singular pronouns, articles, and when to use each one (gendered nouns). Furthermore, we looked at units of time, days of the week, and briefly looked at the months of the year."
"I brought a flip chart with lots of pictures and the student explained the pictures and answered my questions. We reviewed prepositions of location, clothes, adjective agreement, verbs, seasons, weather and common activities. We also read two mini plays. He has good pronunciation and understood the stories. He was able to answer questions about the mini plays. I left him a story with questions to answer in complete sentences for homework."
"Today, for the first 20 minutes, we reviewed paragraphs that the student wrote describing himself in German. We discussed spelling and verb and article variations. Over the next ten minutes I asked him questions about tennis. He was able to answer all seven questions pertaining to training during the week. For the final 30 minutes, we completed listening exercises together. I used a web link to the Goethe Institute where we could listen to interactions from native German speakers and answer a multiple choice question. In addition, I asked him exactly which words he could identify and the overall content of the listening exercises. He showed an advanced ability in listening comprehension. I reviewed and sent him an email in regards to his homework and our next session."