Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the preterit verb form and we utilized both textbook written exercises as well as conversational exercises. I engaged in a dialogue with the student about what he did over Thanksgiving break as well as over his last year's winter break. For the next session I will have extra conversational practice of switching between verb pronouns."
"We covered vocab for the student's upcoming test. We made a quiz with all the vocab, played the scatter game, and then took a test. In preparation for the final, we played two games to jog his memory of previous vocab. He is doing well in SPA class."
"Today we covered basic greetings. Reviewed the alphabet and colors with flash cards to make sure that she will not forget it. I have seen progress in the alphabet, she knows it very well except for the last five letters which can be a little challenging. She's very smart and a quick learner. For extra practice she will work on an exercise sheet on classroom items. She will translate it from Spanish to English. I would also suggest that she watches Spanish cartoons, that way she will hear more Spanish."
"This was my first session. We worked on questions for a project she has to do. We also went over her homework that she had which was about the subjunctive. The focus on this session was the use of the subjunctive. We also talked about the preterite & imperfect when using the subjunctive. When I first started the session, I was speaking English & the mom told me that she wanted me to only speak Spanish during the sessions."
"We first reviewed ordinal numbers and then moved onto verb conjugations. After going over the present indicative tense of '-ar', '-er', and '-ir' verbs, we then reviewed the verbs that he has learned and began to conjugate them. He caught on quickly, being able to correctly conjugate regular verbs without problem. We also discussed the use of 'gustar'. I asked him to complete the exercises from Chapter 4 (using numbers)."
"The student continues to impress me with his willingness to work toward improving his German. As I walked in to begin our session, he already had laid out the first half of a project we had begun last time in preparation for his final written assessment exam. We beefed up that writing prompt and we also worked on a workbook assignment involving combining two clauses to create compound sentences. This was a rather productive session."