Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today in our session, we finished the student's reading log. We then read "Huevos Verdes con Jamon" together and discussed which part was his favorite. I found that when he is interested in a story or in a topic, he performs well, therefore he was enthusiastic about writing his favorite part for the Dr. Seuss book. I then gave the student a spelling test on the 7 vocabulary words we worked on last week, he did excellent! For homework, I asked him to use at least five vocabulary words in a casual setting during the weekend, and then write a sentence for each vocabulary word used. For example, one of the words is azul (blue) so perhaps his sibling wears a blue shirt on Saturday. The student would write "Mi hermano tiene una camisa azul (My brother has a blue shirt)"."
"Today we went over emotions again, and then we started learning how to tell time in Spanish. I left them with the task of reviewing everything we covered recently so that next week we can speak as much Spanish as possible."
"We went over a few basic phrases, like "como estas/ eta" "como te llamas," etc. Then we went back to basics: the alphabet, a few pronunciation rules, numerals, pronouns, a few vocabulary words. We touched on reflexive pronouns and ser/estar, but did not go into any depth. I did my best to answer the student's questions without hyperbolically addressing new things, and to give a little speaking practice as well. He has a solid base of knowledge, but has not used it, at least with confidence, in awhile. I suggested an app and Spanish songs for practice. My challenge will be to provide relevant homework and work in the online component in coming weeks."