Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student practiced Spanish suffixes and words with the five Spanish vowel sounds. He was required to locate words containing these by circling and underlining after reading a short poem. We used several pictures to prompt Spanish conversation. I will continue to engage him in conversation as much as possible to prompt him to answer in complete sentences and have him practice making complete sentences."
"The students completed the assignment of creating "the schedule of their dreams." They each presented the schedule in the target language. After they presented their schedules, I asked a number of questions about the schedules. The questions included some of the vocabulary reviewed in past lessons, such as things that you like to do, and why, as well as personality traits. After reviewing the school schedules, I showed them clipart and asked them to describe the image including all of the vocabulary we had just reviewed, as well as physical characteristics of the people in the pictures. We continued with translating words and then finished with a brief dialogue using only specific topics. The students will write a journal of one day of meals, school schedule, classes in school, and pastime activities. We will meet again next week."
"We reviewed numbers up to 100 and did a few activities to practice, including a matching/ memory game. I also did some math problems that he answered in Spanish, both oral and written. Toward the end of the session, we played the matching game a second time, at the student's request, and he got more matches the second time around than the first time. We also reviewed likes and dislikes with visuals and vocabulary words from last session, and I introduced a few new ones for him to add to his list of vocabulary notes. Then I asked yes/no and either/or questions with the new vocabulary and some of the ones from the previous session, and asked for the color of some of the items. After I asked him questions about his likes and dislikes, we reversed roles and he asked me my likes and dislikes using the visuals."
"Today we spent our entire session writing sentences using verbs like gustar. The student had a packet that her teacher had given her, and she was able to get through all of the question-writing portions. I was impressed that she not only understands how to form these sentences, but she also understands the grammatical concepts behind them, which made our session fairly relaxed and enjoyable."
"Today the student worked on several make-up assignments because he was out for a few days during the last week. He got through all but one worksheet, which he is going to work on independently. The sheets covered the imperfect tense and the preterit."
"I helped the student review the concepts of direct and indirect pronouns, articles, sentence structure and gender/number agreements. We also reviewed vocabulary and colors. He had a good grasp of all the concepts. He had a great attitude towards the material reviewed. He was knowledgeable on the material. I reviewed his grades on his most recent exams. I left him with an assignment to create 20 sentences that include an object, article and a color and that had gender/number agreement."