Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on indirect and direct object pronouns and also worked on pg 89 in the student's workbook on indirect/direct object pronouns."
"The student's teacher had given her a worksheet to go over, so she completed that first. We practiced shopping and clothing vocabulary, as well as sorting those items into different categories. Then, she worked on her homework assignment, writing a (belated) Valentine's Day card for another student. She wrote a very clever letter. Then we took out a map and I had her practice giving directions and locations orally to reinforce the vocabulary we worked on last week. Finally, she and I discussed where she was in Spanish at her old school and how much further her current class has progressed. Since they used the same workbook at her old school as her current, I thought it would be a good idea to use our time working through the sections of the workbook she missed, so that she can catch up to her peers."
"The student and I worked on Spanish, covering the preterite versus the imperfect. We practiced speaking as well as writing with both tenses."
"Today's session went exceedingly well. I thought it best to do a holistic review. We started out with the weather unit, then proceeded to review the present tense and preterite tense. After that, I had the student complete a read aloud exercise, where she read a Spanish passage aloud to me in English and vice versa. This encourages faster translation rates and it familiarizes her with understanding Spanish syntax and sentence structure in an English context, as well as how to successfully convert English syntax into the Spanish sentence structure in real time."
"We continued with gerunds. The student didn't remember them very well, so we did a lot of exercises and he answered them well. The second student remembered them, and both students were very participative and cooperative in the session. They do not have extra practice before the next lesson."
"We continued working on verbs. We reviewed our ending practice for the "ar" verbs and then practiced with the endings for "er" verbs. We then played a game that is like Go Fish, but with farm animals. They practiced saying "Are there any...in the farm?" We ended by playing a quick game of verb charades."