Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began the session by going over ordinal numbers. I chunked the numbers to make them easier to remember. We then went over the vocabulary the student had from last week. She showed improvement. She is much better at translating from Spanish to English than translating from English to Spanish. I had her make flashcards of all of the words, and I left them with her so she can practice and be ready for next week's lesson."
"The student and I studied for his upcoming chemistry test on Lewis structures and molecular geometry. He at first had very little concept of the distinction between molecular and electron group geometry, but once we cleared that up, the material seemed to be very intuitive for him. By the end he was solving all of the problems himself with only little reminders from me. Good job!"
"The concepts covered in this session included a review of the preterito vs. imperfecto. Together, we did practice sentences and one passage of a person's travels. Both students appear to understand the Spanish past tenses and when to use them appropriately. I encouraged them to continue practicing new verbs (i.e. venir) that they might not have seen in the past in order to get comfortable with the stem changes of irregular verbs. Next session, we will be covering the future tense conjugation of verbs. As always, both students participated and actively asked questions throughout the session."
"The student and I worked on the reflexive with and conjugations of sentir and llamar. This pinpointed the mechanics of questions using those verbs. The goal is that now she can ask how I, you, she, he, and we, are all feeling and what our names are."
"We went over the student's homework. He had to do sentences for his homework. His spelling in Spanish is excellent; however, his understanding and vocabulary still requires work. Today he was more engaged in doing his homework and made a lot of effort in trying to come up with the answers. I tried to speak more Spanish for today's lesson in order to get him more comfortable with the language. After homework, we worked in some games in order for him to improve his vocabulary."
"The student needed help with the conjugation of irregular verbs in one of the school tests, especially the ones with a stem change. He doesn't have a comprehensive handout or material that explains those changes. I am emailing a summary of those changes to his mom, even though the list of verbs that he is learning at the school is very limited."