Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed the colors and the numbers. The student is improving in her number recognition and is able to name more colors. I spoke with her mom about reviewing the "color song"."
"We started by going over the student's homework for the night and making time estimates. I helped him with some of the math homework he had, which involved equations and solving for unknown variables. He seemed to have a good grasp of the problems, but he needed some help with the exact steps toward solving them. After we did a few of those problems, we moved on to Spanish. Continuing with the very basic approach I'd begun with him last week, I recapped basic sentence structures in English and Spanish. I then used that to segue into conjugation for -ar and -er verbs. I had him do some conjugations for practice, as well. By the end of our session, I felt he was beginning to get a good grasp of conjugation as a concept, even if he still needs practice doing it. I left him with an assignment to make a list of at least 5 verbs and conjugate them for yo/tu/el/nosotros/ellos for our next session."
"Today we had another review session that focused on the most recent "emotions" words. I left the student with work to review "ser" vs. "estar" practice. The student will also write sentences and responses to all the emotion words she now knows."
"We reviewed material covered last session (i.e.: colors, introductions, and the alphabet). Then we built on a little more to the introduction conversation, adding information the student could use to talk about her career. Next we covered numbers. She was mostly familiar the material and covered it quickly, so we moved on to verbs, adjectives, and nouns related to asking for and giving directions. This material was more advanced, but she quickly picked up the basics. We practiced giving directions using a map of Madrid, reviewed the vocabulary once again, and then discussed materials that might help her progress. I set up an online account for the student specifically, so that she could practice vocabulary she was interested in at her own pace outside of class."
"Today was my first session with the student. She had some homework on the online learning platform. She had already completed about 50% of the assignment, so she spent the duration of today's session working through the other half. While she was good at recounting numbers in Spanish, she found vocabulary and conjugating -ar verbs in present tense to be more of a challenge. After introducing her to more websites, I taught her some strategies that will prove to be useful in studying vocabulary (making flashcards and writing out the words in Spanish to ensure proper spelling). I look forward to working with her in the future weeks to come!"
"I had the student design a family tree and we discussed vocabulary related to family (mom, dad, aunt, uncle, etc.). I then had him practice forming sentences describing various members of his family individually, then in groups, and then together using nous. Lastly we made negative sentences. It was a lot of information but he is a quick learner!"