Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student took her psych exam today, so we focused exclusively on Spanish. We completed the final sections of the review packet, and I taught the command form. Her exam is tomorrow, and then we will take a break. She has learned so much Spanish in such a short period of time that her teacher might be surprised. That said, she still lacks mastery. She is gaining comfort and familiarity with a lot of important key grammar concepts."
"We reviewed the preterite for verbs ending in er and ir and the verb to go. We also went over the vocabulary for the student's quiz on Friday."
"We practiced pronunciation and the alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary. I showed the student a website she can use to practice on her own."
"With the student, we spent most of our time on declensions again. They seem to be the hardest list for her to remember, perhaps because there are so many of them, and they are so similar. We reviewed the first, second, and second neuter declensions. Then, we moved onto verb conjugations, which seemed overly easy to her compared to nouns. I had her conjugate "paro" and "voco" in the present tense and asked her to translate the conjugation of voco, which she did with ease. We ended with conjugating "sum," and I had her recite it out loud. She's learning a lot; she just has to keep up with it and keep working on it."
"He has a reading check quiz on The Book Thief tomorrow. We spent most of the session reviewing the chapters he needed to know. His Mystery Cult PowerPoint is due tomorrow. I was pleased that he went ahead and joined the session tonight, even though he was not feeling well."
"The student did a terrific job today! I asked him to catch me up on what he'd been studying in Latin class. He said they'd been studying endings and the fourth declension. I asked him what he would like the two of us to work on together today, and he said he'd like to work on the fourth declension, so I called up the "Fourth Declension" explanation/exercise set which we spent the balance of the session pretty much finishing. By the end of the session, he demonstrated a strong grasp of the material. He also demonstrated a good command of the endings of the various declensions for both nouns and adjectives. He also showed a good command of vocabulary."