Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met the three students for the first time today. Student A and I started talking about ourselves, and I got the idea of what level he is in and the interests he has so I can start bringing to class what he needs to improve his skills in Spanish. I started with the younger two with four colors and four parts of the body. I am sure that they will acquire the language through games and the support they are having at school too. Student A is very knowledgeable of current events worldwide and it will be easy for me to cover topics of interest in Spanish."
"The student practiced reading and comprehension. He learned about a story and repeated the paragraphs before reading them. He understood the context and discussed it using his learned vocabulary. Then he read it and corrected the pronunciation and intonation. Finally, he responded to several question related to the story."
"We continued to review command structures for both formal and informal commands. This is a key concept that will enable the doctor to be self sufficient when meeting with Hispanic patients. We simulated scenarios in both the office and in personal life. He would like to continue to focus on these next week as well. I gave him hints on how to remember certain words or pairs of words. I made a recommendation to a book, and will keep supplying him with resources and homework."
"We worked in reading, comprehension, and writing, paying particular attention to vocabulary and some points of grammar. We also gave a try to a couple of computer games for learning Spanish, which worked great for a 9-year-old boy, resource that we will come back to use sometimes during future sessions."
"The student and I went over Spanish 1 material on her printed material. She wanted to review future and past tense. A good attitude was shown by the student. We had an open conversation about her day. Her mother was going to check with her school about getting practice test for credit by evaluation for Spanish 1."
"We covered some review topics with the students. Student 1 and I covered action verbs, including practice with forming sentences out loud and starting to combine the vocabulary we've been working on. I left him a couple of worksheets to work on between now and our next session to reinforce the ideas. Student 2 and I then worked on learning animals and describing them with new words. We also worked on rooms of the house and family members and being able to say where people are. I left him a couple of exercises to reinforce the idea."