Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the examination guidelines. We reviewed vocabulary and tenses. We also practiced translation."
"In this session, we reviewed vocabulary and verbs from chapters 1 though 4 to prepare the student for his final exam. We worked with flash cards and practiced verb conjugations in the past, imperfect, progressive past and future tenses, using vocabulary in context."
"We went over many practice reading comprehension questions, and I also gave him a few tips on answering Spanish comprehension questions. He was struggling with vocabulary, so I showed him a website where he can work on it. I'm going start testing him in topics on the test during the next meeting. I left him with many Spanish history facts to memorize and literature to go over."
"Today, went really well with the student. Firstly, we discussed her expectations and goals for our sessions. We then jumped right in and began going over some Swedish greetings. While working on the greetings, we also highlighted certain complications in Swedish pronunciation. After that, we went into saying "how are you?" and the logical responses to the question. The entire time, she did a great job at responding to the questions and repeating things, allowing her to practice pronunciation. Near the end, she was filling in parts of a dialog between us and thus asking full on questions in Swedish and answering some as well. As most first session speakers, she should practice her Swedish accent and gain more of a "feel" for the language. She was responding well to repeating things that weren't said correctly the first time, however. I gave her a bunch of resources to use during time outside of our session such as news sites, flashcards, and other free resources for Swedish vocabulary. I told her that a great skill is to read short news articles on topics that she already is familiar with in English as well as to review all of her notes from our session. She seems very interested in Swedish and left with no questions for next time, so I think we are off for a good start."
"Yesterday, Student A and I went over some new vocabulary in preparation for a new story that his class will be reading soon. Student B did a homework assignment over a new unit on department stores, clothing and shopping."
"The student has raised his Spanish grade from a low C to a B- in the short time we have been working together. I have now challenged him to go from a B- to an A. His teacher sent me a note describing the content of the next three tests so that I can prepare him to do well on those exams. Right now, we are working on the rules for written accents."