Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I practiced conversational Spanish having a conversation regarding things she likes. She understands really well. I read a passage pertaining to a doctor's office so that she could recognize terms used within a doctor's office. We also reviewed parts of the body as well."
"Today I introduced the verb "to be" (ser/estar). We watched the video of a song to help remember SER conjugation and practiced the specific occasions to use the correct form. The student is extremely motivated and a pleasure to tutor. Her goal is to be fluent within a year. This was a good session for me to gauge her current level of Spanish and understand that her focus is on verbal communication. I advised her to take advantage of her Spanish-speaking co-workers to practice SER and ESTAR. I left her with the lyrics to a popular Spanish song that we will review the next session."
"Session was completed at client's house. During the first 45 minutes, the client had the opportunity to practice speaking in Spanish (using all types of pronouns). During the rest of the session the tutor explained the question-words and some of the verbs and their variations (present, past, future). Homework: to read in Spanish and practice everything he has learned."
"The topics covered today include: a review of greetings, feelings, farewells, name, origin. We took time to go over numbers 1 through 20, age, and phone number. The student mentioned that she has to do a project about Nicaragua. I shared my teacher web page, and websites that will assist the student in completing the project. Additionally, topics covered included months of the year, days of the week, and seasons. The last topic covered included clarification on the pronouns nosotros and vosotros. There are no concerns at this time."
"We practiced spoken Spanish, conversation-style. The student expressed that he prefers using our time to practice conversation. We will be practicing conversational Spanish next week as well."
"The student started by giving a report about the second half of the German book "Schwarze Blitz." We then had a conversation in German about current events. During this conversation it was noticeable that she had to look at her printout less frequently than before; the constant use is letting more of the vocabulary stick. We decided that for our next meeting, she was going to try to memorize five keywords from our news reports around which she could build a conversation, rather than over-using the report in front of her."