Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the greetings first, practiced the 4 tones, then I introduced numbers 6-10. We also got more specific on greetings. He has learned how to say: good morning, good afternoon and good evening. Then how to say the times of day. The new vocab words for today were: morning, noon, afternoon, evening, o'clock. Then at the end, I also taught him how to count way up from 10 all the way to 99. The homework is to practice counting and use greetings as much and as specific as possible."
"I used the target language the entire time except when I was explaining the meanings of difficult vocabulary. The student was cooperative as I went over the textbook with her. I asked her to make sentences based on vocabulary and then write them down in Chinese characters."
"We drilled and explored the differences between subjects, i.e. yo, tu, el, ella, usted, nosotros, vosotros, ellos, ellas, and ustedes. Then we made the move to understanding the pattern for conjugating -ar verbs via "hablar." The homework for next week is to memorize the conjugations of "hablar" in the presente del indicativo."
"We covered all new vocabulary, including the words: to cash a check cobrar un cheque earn ganar to go on foot ir a pie like gustar yesterday ayer sports equipment el equipo deportivo fun divertido there alla/alle_ open abrir until hasta fill the tank llenar el tanque send enviar post office correo card tarjeta stamp sello to return devolver letter carta downtown el centro to take care of cuidar a almost casi i forgot se me olvido still/yet todavia We also did exercises of translation until the student memorized them. Then we worked on pronunciation and creating sentences with these words."
"Today the student and I worked on verb conjugations of AR verbs, singular and plural practice with associating the subjects, and the verbs to create a cohesive sentence structure."
"We spent the first portion of the session focusing on a review of previously covered material. After this short review, we spent some time reading a children's book in Spanish, which was a great way to learn some new vocabulary and practice identification of subjects through verbs' endings. Towards the end of the session, we discussed considerations regarding learning materials such as graded readers, which I believe may be an ideal approach for her to take in the future."