Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a very good session this period. We focused on his upcoming discussion lead focusing on effective discussion questions, giving him a rubric encouraging him to go for discourse and not debate, and get the class involved. He prepared three discussion questions for the session, and I critiqued them. These spurred us into our discussion on Greek tragedy. I added some information and research materials on Greek tragedy to his shared folder with me. He is really blossoming, I think. He's always been bright, but I'm seeing more of his personality, and I like him a lot!"
"We looked over the student's draft of his Frost essay and made suggestions for clarity including indefinite pronoun use and connection between ideas and transitions."
"Great session with the student. She's really gaining ownership and confidence of the verb tenses. We read a section of Le Petit Prince. And continued work with the future and conditional."
"The students and I did a review of all of the material we have learned so far. We practiced conversing with present tense, including using time. I wanted to make sure the students had a firm understanding of materials up to now before we begin a bit more advanced things, such as past and future tense."
"The students both did so much review for this session! For our last session, we spent a great deal of time going over issues that they had identified from all the review and homework they have done. Then we went over and practiced some of the more difficult grammatical structures that they'd learned recently. I feel like both students have enough tools to learn German on their own in Germany! Focus most on lots of vocabulary, now that we've covered the most difficult parts. All the best!"
"This is the student's first week of school, and we talked about his teachers, his classes, and his friends. Then we continued with our story "Papageno". First I read the paragraphs out loud, and then had him repeat. We went over any unfamiliar vocabulary words and did the German to English translation as well."