Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was the first time that the student and I met. We did a quick review on what we needed to look at in order to help him improve in class. We did a diagnostic review and took steps to start in the right direction."
"We went over Chapter 1 vocabulary and grammar for the student's test tomorrow. He was struggling at first with spelling., but he did it very well. His speaking ability is good too. His knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of this chapter is very good as well. I told him to take his time with the test. He should do fine. He has a better grasp of Spanish than he realizes. He will do well on the test. He is a conscientious student."
"I worked with the student to study for his test. We did some vocabulary review, worked with the review his teacher provided him with, and went over conjugation. Towards the end, it really seemed as though he was grasping the concepts and I feel as though if he continues to study he will do well."
"We covered vocabulary sheets by using it in as part of our conversation where I asked questions and the student responded based on his interest, family life, and experiences. We also went over the assigned homework - 'extra' episode 2. I assigned episode 3 for the next session. He learns pretty quickly and has good pronunciation."
"We covered basic verb conjugations and how they correspond to personal pronouns. His attitude is very positive and he's making progress. The study strategies were related to analysis and using English grammar as the starting point. This is a long-term project because a ninth grade student should have learned English personal pronouns and verb conjugation rules many years ago. We made up some flash cards and I left him with some conjugation exercises. He is doing better with memorization and may be learning some English grammar in the meantime."
"Today was the first session and we reviewed the student's homework on stem changing verbs. He is having a tough time in Spanish. He also struggles with remembering vocabulary and cannot always locate the vocabulary in his books. I helped him by going through the questions and asking him if he knew the meaning of the sentences instead of just trying to get the answers right. I suggested that he write down the translation of unfamiliar vocabulary and verbs. I suggested he use an online Spanish/English dictionary to look up words. He had a good attitude and mentioned that he thought I was a good teacher, so the session seemed to be very helpful. I look forward to seeing his growth and grades improve as I continue to work with him."