Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This time we covered the formation of the future tense, uses of the future tense, the future progressive tense, the future perfect tense and some reading comprehension "El Porvenir" from the book. He is a very intelligent and dedicated student."
"For grammar, we went over the subjunctive vs. indicative, and all tenses, as well as reflexive pronouns and verbs vs. transitive verbs. We also covered Spanish history and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries: the Golden Age, Age of Enlightenment, and Neoclassicism."
"This session we went over shapes, which they are learning in class. We also reviewed past subjects like animals and body parts which are slowly becoming ingrained in the boys' minds. Because they are starting sentences and words I decided to teach them the Spanish alphabet. We went over the pronunciation of letters and the sounds they make. Next session I think we will review the alphabet and I can work with them more on pronunciation."
"Today I checked the student's homework first. Since she knew the answer to each multiple question, I asked her about the other three choices. Some single characters could not stand alone and had to be together with other characters to form meanings. I enlarged her vocabulary. Then we reviewed the numbers I taught last session. The biggest number she learned from me was one billion."
"The student and I began by practicing writing his characters for the current chapter. He did quite well, getting about 80% of them. We will continue to work on this, as the chapter is still relatively new. From there, we completed a worksheet and wrote a dialogue. The dialogue is due tomorrow and is a group project. After writing the conversation, we practiced speaking it. I think he did well and will do great on his presentation tomorrow."
"We prepared a couple topics for the oral proficiency interview. The student talked about himself and I asked questions. I corrected his pronunciation and the way he spoke. We plan to discuss other topics for him to practice his speaking skills."