Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed new vocabulary words from homework done the previous week. We read a paragraph she wrote out loud about the location of things in her room/home. We also made corrections to the homework. We continued reading a story called 'Libertad' that we have been reading since about 2 weeks ago. The student is reading and understanding the story by learning new vocab words and connecting things we did in previous sessions up until this point. We reinforced her understanding of the use of the word 'hay' and also reviewed vocabulary related to the home. We continued working on the art project I created for her by adding vocabulary words to it. The project is a design we put together of herself and on each part of the body we are gluing down vocab words- we do a little every week. We continued learning conjugations of new words, and the student is always required to respond and communicate to me in Spanish in complete sentences. She is not struggling at all; she continues to get better and better each week. She was asked to complete two pages from a workbook I gave her for next week's lesson. She is doing great. =)"
"Common irregular verbs: Tener, Hacer, Ir, Querer, Venir. "To Be" Verbs: Ser vs. estar. Present Progressive tense: Yo estoy... --ando;--iendo. Future tense with Ir: Yo vo a ______. The student's comprehension is very good."
"The student completed her homework on food vocabulary, and did three additional pages in her workbook. We reviewed verbs and conjugation."
"Today, the student and I completed Lesson 32. We started with our normal warm-up conversation, and I provided corrections when necessary. For today's lesson, we really focused on conversation and introducing a ton of new vocabulary. She is doing incredibly well during our conversations, and we rarely have to use English except to clarify or provide a difficult grammatical explanation. We talked about TV programs and used the conversation to introduce related vocabulary. We worked on the present tense, preterite tense, and the imperfect tense. She is doing very well remembering how to respond to questions using the correct personal ending and the correct tense. I have seen a huge leap in her speaking confidence in the last few weeks, and she is able to communicate effectively with the vocabulary she has learned thus far."
"Today, we continued to work on the math packet that she needs to have completed by the first day of school. It went over equations and graphs, factoring, and inequalities. She does well on the process of the problem but still makes small computational errors on some of the work. She also needed some refreshing on some of the equations, but once explained to her, she did well. We still have not finished reviewing the packet, but she said she would finish off the rest and then we could go over it next week."
"Today, we covered "tener" phrases. We spent the first part of the lesson talking about what each means, and then we played some games to practice. We will probably cover these again next week so that the student really understands them."