Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the vocabulary cards she built on her own this past week. We went over the imperfect in Spanish as well. We did several vocab-translation matching exercises. We also went over test-taking strategies for her upcoming test on Thursday."
"We reviewed concepts covered last week such as greetings, time of day, weather, seasons, colors, family, present tense verb conjugation, and certain irregular verbs. We focused much more on speaking, repetition, and pronunciation. Notes were taken and a homework assignment was checked. We also reviewed gender and number agreement and practiced this concept in relation to clothing, body parts, nationality, and origin. The students were left with a Spanish I practice notebook (in which they are welcome to write) and a Spanish I textbook. They are to prepare to discuss pages 3-13. Next week, the focus will be to speak as much as possible about the information within the text. The goals will be fluency, pronunciation, and the acquisition of common vocabulary words and phrases."
"Today, the student had learned some new Spanish vocabulary about nutrition and well being. As we went through her assigned exercises, she seemed to be doing a fairly good job of recalling and remembering the definitions of words. However, there were some instances where she needed a bit of prodding in order to recall the correct answer. This is to be expected when learning a new set of vocabulary, so she should work on making flashcards or studying the words in a way that works best for her. She also had math homework about graphing functions with the natural base, and she did a good job with correctly graphing the functions by plugging in values into the equations given."
"The student finished up her language lab homework, which is due on Sunday. She got through 90% of it, and she will finish the recording exercises on her own time and let me know if she has any questions. Great job!"
"We continued with telecommunication vocabulary, and spent the majority of the session using the imperfect tense. The student is continuing to improve with his vocabulary retention, though there are still a few words he should have committed to memory already. In order to work on that, whenever one of those words comes up, I have him make a list, and at the end of the session he is to come up with several sentences using those words. His attitude is still great and he is working hard to improve. Recently I started having him translate the passages he was answering in his book into English, which appears to be helping him with understanding the vocabulary."
"We looked at the syllabus for the semester the student missed and talked about the test on subjunctive that he just took. We also reviewed verb conjugations and practiced reading aloud. Then, we went over common phrases that use the subjunctive and made flashcards to remember them."