Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we continued learning vocabulary, verbs and created useful sentences. We had some basic conversations and reviewed the verbs and vocabulary from previous sessions. The student is recalling more words and is becoming more comfortable with conjugating verbs."
"We reviewed the statements that the student had written over the weekend. For grammar, we worked on the sentence structure "lo que mas me gusta es comer asado" where we use a pronoun at the beginning of the sentence that refers to "comer asado." We talked about when to use "la que" vs "el que" and "lo que". We also talked about personal and possessive pronouns like "mi" vs :"mio""
"The first student and I started and read a book together to work on reading and summarizing. She did much better today, doing very nice predicting, asking focused questions, and summarizing nicely. Student 2 was looking forward to completing another unit from his school book, so we did that. The unit focused on insects, so reviewed some vocab. To finish up today, the three of us played a few rounds of hangman."
"As usual, I had both students review numbers, colors, animals, and body parts in Spanish. What I've begun to do differently, however, is encourage both of them to start formulating sentences. For example, while learning animal vocabulary, I had them say "The horse is brown" in Spanish. Since "is" translates to "es," I figured using singular-third-person sentences would be a great way to introduce them to Spanish grammar. The students both demonstrated their understanding by forming Spanish sentences, ex. "El dragaon es verde" (The dragon is green) along with "Mi vestido es rosado" (My dress is pink). The session went excellently, and we will continue next week."
"Introduced negative commands and practiced forming them. Practiced using direct object pronouns with conjugated and infinitive forms. Practiced conjugations, listening, and translation. Sang "Cielito Lindo" and emphasized instances of positive and negative commands in song."
"Today we reviewed what we learned last week: the alphabet and numbers 0-40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 101. We also reviewed some of the phrases we'd learned. Her old tutor had done a lot of what I taught today, so for the student it was more of a review (in which she did very well!) but for the kids it was new. We went over: useful phrases, colors, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, and animals. It was a lot to go over, so we'll definitely review again next week. I've asked the student to purchase a kid's beginner's Spanish book or two to get the boys more excited about Spanish and also to give our sessions a bit more structure."