Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started the third unit of the Spanish textbook. The student really has been improving his vocabulary and sentences. He will bring flashcards to the next sessions to make on the go, when we review words/rules he isn't familiar with."
"We covered some verbs, by going over their daily routine activities. We went over the calendar: Days of the week, months of the year, and how to say the different times. The homework is to watch an assigned episode of 'Sesame Street'."
"Today we focused on conjugations of "-ar"-ending verbs in the present tense. The student now understands the concept. We worked on forming simple sentences using the list of verbs he was to learn and the vocabulary words he would be tested on."
"The student learned to count to 50 today, and we went throughout the house to count the steps, keys on the piano, etc. We also reviewed the alphabet by spelling out words and having him write down each letter. It was great exercise for comprehension acquirement and building vocabulary."
"We worked on Spanish songs and games to help the girls start listening and speaking Spanish in a non-pressured environment. The songs included greetings, colors, following directions and naming basic body parts. We did role-playing with dolls and toys to recreate a family setting where everybody speaks Spanish to prepare the girls to interact with their Spanish speaking side of the family. We'll keep this approach until the girls gradually speak Spanish most of the time we are playing, and as they progress, we'll include more vocabulary, more situations and games."
"The student is preparing for her final exam of the semester. She was given a study guide which we went through, covering many grammar rules. We went over conjugation of irregular verbs, interrogation forms, adjective accordance and possessive terms. She continues to become more and more comfortable with the vocabulary and speaking."