Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on his extra credit assignment for history. For this assignment he had to list the accomplishments of European rulers such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Michael Romanov, Frederick I, Frederick the Great, and William I. As the student has a test on Friday I decided that I would make him a study guide that I will send to him tomorrow night. After completing his history assignment, the student and I worked on his Spanish homework which required him to use acabar de to talk about something that just happened in the past. After completing his Spanish homework, the student and I reviewed for his algebra quiz on Thursday that will cover probability. The student answered all the questions we went over correctly which was great!"
"We first reviewed new and old reflexive verbs before learning new vocabulary dealing with items in the classroom. The student filled out a matching sheet to test the classroom vocabulary that he had just learned. We then role-played being teachers and students in a classroom and reviewed verbs and commands that will be used in the classroom. We also discussed weather vocabulary briefly and will continue to learn more about weather vocab during our next session!"
"Today we did worksheet activities relating to foods, place settings, restaurant conversations and how to respond to questions. She will let me know when she receives more homework."
"The first session served for establishing a baseline of the student's abilities, as well as to understand his goals for learning Spanish. We covered fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation, adjectives, pronouns, and the use of the verbs ser and estar. We will meet again next week."
"The student and I finished up our preterite verb review. We spent a bit of time on an activity to work on irregular past tense verbs as she was rusty on these conjugations. I assigned her some additional homework to aid in the memorization of these past tense verb patterns. Next, we completed a lesson on direct and indirect object pronouns in Spanish and their various uses. We completed an integrative activity to practice this concept. We finished up the session by completing a reading comprehension that we had not completed from the previous session: "Capernucita roja." I assigned her a podcast, reading comprehension, and verb conjugation activity as homework to be completed for our next scheduled session on Tuesday."
"The student and I began our session with a review of the preterit and imperfect, working through some variations of previous exercises to select the correct tense and also translating various phrases in which the proper tense had to be selected to convey the same meaning in Spanish. We then practiced with listening by continuing our online videos of native speakers talking about common topics that may arise in everyday conversation. He remembers the rules of preterit vs. imperfect very well and we finished the session with some vocabulary quizzes online, some of which I assigned as homework for practice in addition to a review exercise of the past tenses which I will also send."