Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is making excellent progress in our tutoring sessions. It's evident that he is incorporating new words into his vocabulary and he has made great strides in speaking. He has an oral exam on Friday, so we spent the majority of the class conversing in Spanish and practicing the use of the present subjunctive."
"During this session, the student and I practiced listening and reading activities. She is feeling confident and can produce work vocabulary quickly. She is also understanding most of what she hears. Her extra practice is to go over the business vocabulary that I gave her, and then our last session will be Monday, so she will not be having any more homework."
"Assisted student with test prep. Reviewed extensive vocabulary list, prompting student from both Spanish and English. Suggested study methods for student to improve vocabulary retention. Also assisted student with preparation for essay which was to be on test. Essay was to exercise use of hypotheticals and conditional forms. Reviewed several possible themes, content vocab and structures he could use for essay. We also reviewed again the formation and use of future and conditional tenses. Introduced student to an idiosyncratic use of the future tense in Spanish based on exercises in his textbook (i.e., use of future tense to suggest probable or likely situation or outcome)."
"The student and I reviewed in anticipation of his quarter finals. Because he struggled in a vocabulary quiz over the last week, we reviewed vocabulary from the previous three chapters. We emphasized, pronunciation, translation, and spelling. Additionally, we reviewed demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. He successfully completed practice problems on his workbook and vocabulary review tables, which he kept for his review before the test."
"We focused on usage of preterite and imperfect for the duration of the session. Specifically, we used the speaking test prompts provided by the teacher to write out detailed descriptions of vacation plans. We integrated the chapter vocabulary into the written scripts, practiced pronunciation, emphasized appropriate usage of preterite and imperfect, double checked accent marks in the written work, and practiced speaking without the written script. I left the student with additional notes and study practice. As we worked, he showed improvement in telling a story more fluidly and with appropriate grammar."
"The student and I took some time today during our first session to get to know each other, as people and as teacher and student. We talked about her goals and expectations for these tutoring sessions. She told me she has an oral presentation on October 12th. The specific concepts we covered were the passe compose with both avoir and etre as well as direct and indirect object pronouns. We finished the session with her saying she might like a session tomorrow (Sunday) evening, to prepare for her test on Monday."