Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we continued to review for the student's exam. We looked at an exam she got back and her notes. Overall, this session went well."
"Conjugation of regular verbs and 4 irregular verbs (tener, ser, estar, ir). The student is progressing. He is improving in all aspects of his learning. I left him with an assignment to create 3 sentences with each verb provided as well as the regular verbs."
"Today I started out with Student 1 and 2 doing some review of vocabulary using flashcards and anagram tiles. We then worked on adjectives and agreement in number and gender with the nouns they modify using flashcards again. I would give them each a card with a noun and another with an adjective and ask them to speak a complete sentence with the words (e.g. "La manzana es roja" / "The apple is red.") Then I gave them a noun and asked them to come up with an adjective. During this exercise, I also introduced some of the differences between the two verbs for "to be", "ser" for permanent characteristics and "estar" for temporary states of being. With Student 3, I asked him to draw a picture. Some of the elements of the picture were things I asked him in Spanish to draw, others were things he added then we talked about the Spanish words for them. We used flashcards and conversation to come up with the elements for his drawing. We then played a couple of movement games--head/shoulders/knees/toes and another with locations and commands (up/down/open/closed). We finished up with him showing me one of his puzzles, and I used the opportunity to reinforce a few vocabulary words for games and playing."
"I assessed the student, and he seemed interested and happy with the material. I left some material for him to practice with, and hopefully, he will know it by next session. I would categorize him as an advanced beginner or beginner intermediate student."
"I enjoyed thoroughly our session this evening. The student and I are working together to fashion a plan that will work for his learning style and needs. We began this evening a project that I believe will help him become more communicative in the language quickly of watching a short video in English, then summarizing it back in Spanish. Additionally, the summary is recorded in video format, so over time he will be able to look back and view his progress. Tonight we got through writing out a small outline (in Spanish) for his video presentation. Good work."
"I evaluated the student's comprehension of Spanish, and he has a pretty good grasp of grammatical structures. He needs to trust his knowledge more in order to apply it to oral expression more confidently. Overall, good work."