Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did correct the homework and went back over the future tense. We did exercises. The student has homework for next session. Also, I wanted to do irregular verbs, their meanings, and the ones who have a participle. The student said she would like to improve these type of verbs. So this is what we are going to do for our next session."
"During my session with the student, we worked on numbers and measurement: the ordinal numbers, fractions, and quantity expressions. We also worked on some synonym and antonym exercises, and then moved onto pronunciation for the th consonant sounds, /?/ (silent) and /o/ (sounded), and the vowel /i/ and /I/ sounds. She struggled with the tongue placement for the th consonant sounds, sometimes pronouncing the th with a d sound. She seemed positive and upbeat about the material we reviewed. For her pronunciation, we worked on accentuating the proper tongue placement in order to produce the correct sounds for the th words. For extra practice, the student will reread the reading material I gave her last session and look up the words she did not understand in an English-English dictionary, then answer the reading comprehension questions that accompanied the text. She seems very comfortable speaking English with me which I feel will help boost her confidence speaking English at work and with her coworkers."
"This session was successful. One of the student's friends came to join the session. The friend is in the same au-pair program as the student, and is also practicing English. The student's friend is more advanced in English than the student is, and having her there actually really helped keep the conversation going smoothly. We talked about how it is easier for people with the same foreign accent to understand each other than it is for them to understand native speakers. We spent the majority of the session just talking again, as I feel this is what the student needs most - practice speaking and listening, growing confident in her speech. We talked about our countries, cities, cultures, social lives, and talked about the au-pair program, among other things. We also spent some time on question words: who, what, where, when, why, how, and worked on practicing the phrase "How do you say...""