Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"JAN 12TH, 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm I met with the student tonight, and we worked on the following: a) Reviewed all previous homework assignments (demonstrative adjectives & "saber"ù & "conocer"ù ). b) Reviewed direct & indirect object pronouns. c) Reviewed and discussed a paper she wrote all in Spanish about air pollution in Mexico and how she would solve this major problem. This is an assignment for her Spanish class due tomorrow. She did a good job. d) Went over many vocabulary words to describe an automobile (page 129 in her Spanish book). e) She read a story (pg. 131 - "Por un aire mas puro) about pollution in Mexico that tied into her paper. We went over unknown vocabulary words. I saw she had difficulty saying big numbers and years, so I did a thorough explanation of numerical values in Spanish. I gave her the rules for ones, tens, hundred, thousand and higher place values. I also did an explanation for numbers in the millions. Then, I wrote on a mini- white board several examples of different numbers [years, phone numbers, numbers past 1 million]. She knew how to say them all and answered them with no problems. She understood the numerical values rules for Spanish and correctly answered all my numbers questions. Homework - DUE 1/14: Do Ex 25, #1-8, pg 134 / Ques #1-4, pg 140 (from school Spanish book) // Workbook #1-6 pg 10 (from my Spanish book) The student was on point during this session. She feels more confident with each tutoring session. I told her to participate and raise her hand in class so her teacher can see she is progressing and can correctly answer questions in class. We covered everything her teacher did in class and went ahead in her Spanish book. Her father sat in on most of the lesson and was also very happy at how much she has improved. He told me I give her confidence and encouragement. He can see how much she is learning every single week. I am extremely pleased with the student's participation and desire to learn. I keep raising the bar, and she keeps up with ease. She surprises me with her language achievements. NEXT SESSION: JAN 14TH at 7:00 pm"
"We continued working on clothing and shopping vocabulary, and we also focused on conjugating verbs on the student's vocabulary list in the past/preterite tense. She has a good understanding of the past tense, and with more practice, the conjugations will come more easily. I encouraged her to continue working on memorizing vocabulary words and suggested she practice with flashcards. Starting next week, we will review for the final test on 1/26. Thus, I asked her to bring all the materials she will need to review to our next session."
"Today, the student and I reviewed some Spanish 1 concepts such as numbers and telling time and then put them into the context of some of the things he and his classmates are working on in Spanish 2 such as reflexive verbs and chapter vocabulary. We also spent time reviewing new vocabulary related to shopping. He always shows excellent focus and has a great attitude, and today was no different. We are also making concerted effort to speak in Spanish and I am able to conduct the lessons more and more in Spanish as we progress. I sent him some links with helpful review lessons on some of the things we went over today and encouraged him to take a look at them to refresh what we talked about. Overall it was a great session!"