Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on practicing oral conversation and completed lessons on food, clothing, possessives, and asking questions. The student did quite well and has been improving her Spanish grade. I asked her to do three lessons on the language app before her next session."
"The concepts we covered were the preterite and imperfect tense of irregular verbs. We read a story and filled out a questionnaire for reading comprehension. We studied new vocabulary related to the story we read. The student did well. There is a normal curve when learning to understand a story in a second language. He needs to practice more reading to improve his pronunciation; he struggles a little bit with the pronunciation of the preterite verbs. He had a positive attitude toward the material we covered. He was willing to work and do the practice. I suggested to use a website that can assist him with the pronunciation of the vocabulary words."
"Today, I reviewed a video conversation that had been assigned as a homework assignment. The student has been placed in an advanced class, and she needs to work hard to maintain good grades. She is a smart young lady and eager to learn. She earned two perfect scores in her homework practices."
"Tonight, the student and I went over his math homework. He said that he got an A on his last Spanish test. His math homework tonight was on solving quadratic equations by completing the square and by using the quadratic formula. He did about 10 problems using each method. By the end of the session, he was doing the problems by himself, and I was just checking his answers. I left him to finish the last 3 problems of his homework."
"The student and I spent time getting to know each other. I asked her how she feels about Spanish, what her strengths and weaknesses are, what her teacher's teaching style is and how she feels about it. She showed me what unit she is currently in and what her upcoming project entails. I gave her a lot of specific Spanish questions to gauge where she is in her learning and where she may have gaps. Together we reviewed some of the vocabulary for this week and brainstormed ideas for the next project. We also wrote and translated sentences that combined her current vocabulary and grammar lessons. At the end of the session, I left her with the task of journaling in Spanish every day until our next class. It doesn't need to be long- just a few sentences is fine. This will help her to normalize Spanish as a part of everyday life."
"We started new topics: subject pronouns and the verb estar (to be). We practiced the conjugations of the verb estar. I explain 4 basic concepts when estar is used. The student did the exercises with correct form of estar. We studied new vocabulary: some interrogative words, adverbs, adjectives. We worked with a second text from the easy Spanish reader. He read the text, translated it, and answered the questions. He did very well."