Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed digestion and focused on understanding the flow of digestion through the following organs: mouth (teeth, amylase, pharynx, epiglottis), esophagus (peristalsis, mucus), stomach (HCl, rugae, digestive juice), cardiac and pyloric sphincters, and small intestine (villi, absorption)."
"The student has mastered the 22 vocabulary words. For this session, we covered uses of the verb "gustar" and also how to signify the hours of the day. He wrote, and read, a paragraph in Spanish. He excelled in his comprehension of the paragraph that he read. The 7th grader framed his writing very well. We conceptualized writing a paragraph like building a narrative for the reader. We highlighted the importance of being able to use the time of day appropriately in order to frame a paragraph. He is a great student, who thinks critically about what he writes."
"We practiced the use of "se" when conjugating reflexive verbs. We reviewed the student's homework which covered this topic. We then practiced conjugating verbs and using "se" correctly when referring to different pronouns. We then did memorization exercises for the most common Spanish verbs. She was determined to understand the use of "se" although it is a tough subject when you are first introduced."
"The concepts covered on today's lesson were reflexive verbs, different usage of saber/ conocer, -Er/-Ar/-Ir verbs, and practice example problems for the concepts mentioned above. The student appears confident with the material; she knows the verb conjugation, and only struggles with reflexive verb use. Her attitude toward the material was always a positive and energetic one. I suggested she create flashcards while studying for new vocabulary words."
"This was our first session. I spent most of the time helping the student prepare for the test she had the following day and asking questions to discover her problem areas. She needed help with the vocabulary, which I hope to address by assisting her with memorization techniques. She is very bright and has a positive attitude. I am hopeful that with the right strategies she will be able to learn Spanish well."
"We went over ser, estar, and haber and did practice with those verbs. The student was doing well with conjugating the verbs correctly. I told her to rewrite all of the conjugations for ser and estar to help with retention."