Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Made some last minute edits to the student's paper! Much improved! I think she will score very high. I will communicate with her via text and email if she needs help on assignments."
"We started the class reviewing what we saw last week (Salutations, Alphabet pronunciation, colors and family vocabulary). After that we studied the numbers (0 to 10.000), dates (months, days of the week) and telling time. During the lesson we played crossword, did some role-plays and work with some worksheets. The student has improved a lot. I am really happy with her effort. To review during the week what we have seen today, I gave her some worksheets with different activities related to numbers, dates and telling time."
"Today, I helped the student memorize a list of the Greek letters for an extra credit assignment in his social studies class. He showed a lot of motivation toward this subject matter, which provided me an opportunity to emphasize a series of useful tactics that will improve his learning in Spanish (and any other subject that involves heavy memorization). We discussed chunking, elaboration, repetition, and the strategic use of breaks as strategies to improve memorization. I believe that these strategies will help him with vocabulary in Spanish, and when we work on vocabulary, I intend to explicitly mention these topics again to keep him actively thinking about using them in his studies."
"Today the student and I read some books in Spanish and English, learning some new vocab. She seemed to enjoy the books, and even wrote out some of the words as we learned them!"
"We covered lessons three and four. We went through pronunciation of all the concepts focusing in on the pictures that matched the statements. The specific vocabulary for these lessons were debajo, camisa, vestido, corbata, bebiendo, bebe, el aqua, menu, la cuchara, el camarero, pone, despues, el arbol, el hombre, un vaso, trae, en, el pan, la manzana, la banana, el cuchillo, and mas. The student had great success identifying the pictures that matched the statements. She is making a list of all vocabulary words introduced and studying them weekly."
"The student is preparing a trip to Costa Rica this week and he needed to practice common expressions and slang related with that country. He learned and practiced 25 new complete expressions and phrases in Spanish and their proper use."