Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered the following: 1) We went over adjectives & their use to describe people, their physical features and personality traits). The student understood the rules adjective agreement with nouns. I explained the placement of adjectives. If adjectives are placed in front of the noun, they mean one thing, but the norm is for them to be placed after the noun. 2) We started on interrogatory words, pg. 9 in "Mosaicos" book. I explained the importance of being able to ask How? What? Why? When?, etc. in Spanish. I gave him some questions using these 10 words and asked him to formulate an answer using vocab & phrases he already knows. He did an outstanding job! 3) We discussed a project I will assign him. I gave him a few topics and he chose to do one on this scenario: He is a Defense Attorney defending a famous basketball player that has been falsely accused of assault & battery. I gave him some ideas and went over the necessary legal terms he will need to use for his project. He was really enthusiastic about doing this report. We shall be doing an outline and tentative skit in English next week. He will research the legal terminology in Spanish. 4) He read 2 baseball stories on pgs. 63 & 101 in "Ventanas" Spanish Reader. He has amazing pronunciation and he sounds like a native! He is an above average student that loves the challenges of the Spanish language. He gives 150% all the time and shows much interest in learning more in every single session. I just am so motivated at his enthusiasm and drive. He is fantastic!"
"We went over the preterite tense (only the regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs + a few useful irregulars). I asked the student to make a conversation that highlights the preterite tense as well as the new vocab that we learned."
"Today we completed the last of the online course together. We answered facts about different countries, did listening activities and grammar exercises. I really enjoyed working with the student! She was very fun! She submitted her final exam. I told her to let me know what kind of grade she ends up getting!"