Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over some pre-k material. We reviewed the alphabet and pronunciation. The student has difficulty with alphabet. We are busy reviewing everything. His mother said he will need to be reading by next school year and is behind in this. We will start with a workbook today and have a few tools online and books we can practice reading with."
"Today, we started with a few minutes of conversation in Spanish, discussing how our days were going and what we did. We resumed our discussion of relative pronouns and covered cuyo (whose), and a que, de que, con que, and en que. We did several practice problems covering these topics. Next, we walked back through the preposition "a" and its uses. We did a few translation problems using "a." We also did a review of seasons (estaciones), dates, and days of the week. We ended today's session with a quick intro to the preposition "de.""
"We reviewed commonly used phrases and words she uses on a daily basis at work, and we reviewed what would be the most culturally sensitive way to approach the use of the language. She was a great listener and very engaged in the session. It went very well."
"The verb gustar and actividades favoritas were covered today. We had a dictation and we practiced speaking through a brief conversation in Spanish. I could see progress in their learning Spanish when I dictated ten sentences. Most of them were written correctly. The students need to increase their Spanish vocabulary, by memorizing at least five new words every day. Overall, they are doing a great job learning Spanish."
"Today the student and I went through biology material, primarily drugs and how they affect the brain, the reflex arc, and the nervous system among animals. Instead of me just explaining things, I am now having him reiterate the information I present to him so that he may understand the material in his own words. I helped him come up with ways to associate biology material to everyday life so that he may remember information better. I also threw in a few fun facts about the brain and how it works to try and keep the focus and material interesting. He is very receptive to me and seems to be progressing very well."
"Today, I familiarized myself with the student's grasp on the Spanish language, including what unit her class was in. I asked her some questions about her preferred learning style, as well as what subjects she does best in. Looking back over the previous unit, we did some practice with numbers and stem-changing verbs (puedo, contar) using visuals, since she indicated that verb conjugations is an area that needs improvement. In her exit slip, she indicated that numbers are still troubling her, so I asked her to prepare some index cards online that we can use for warm up next session. Overall, she is a very good and receptive student, and seems to express herself with ease."