Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent this session reviewing and practicing for a test on the imperfect tense and reflexive verbs. We used a test practice guide that the teacher had provided. Some of the practice involved multiple choice selections, fill-in-the-blank selections and sentence combining. The test will be modeled after the guide. She did very well with the grammar but had some vocabulary questions. I went over the vocabulary with her, and she picked it up quickly. We will meet again on Wednesday of this week for another study session prior to Friday's test. On Wednesday, we will review the grammar and vocabulary and practice writing an essay question. Her confidence is growing, and her grade in the class is improving. I believe she can get an A or B on Friday's test."
"Continued to help the student with his essay assignment by fixing grammar and checking for spelling. Helped him organize both his essay project and PowerPoint presentation."
"We had a longer session today to help the student prepare for his test on Tuesday. We reviewed grammar by constructing, translating and filling in the blanks of sentences in the subjunctive tense. We also made a greater effort to review the student's vocabulary by using visual and written exercises to practice the vocabulary that will be on his test. I left him several handouts and recommended that he record himself reading his vocabulary words. One of the handouts included a section where the student can describe his room in Spanish within a few sentences, which should be a very good review for something that may be on the test."
"We continued studying for the student's final exam in French. Topics that we covered today included French culture, indirect and direct object pronouns and their placement, negations, the imperfect vs. the passe compose, and the subjunctive. The subjects that needed the most review included the irregular subjunctive stems and where to place the negation in a past tense sentence. He was focused throughout and had a good attitude towards the material being reviewed."
"The student and I started with practicing pronunciation of a poem she'll be recording in class, then moved on to some vocabulary practice. I recommended flashcards to continue studying vocabulary after our session. We also reviewed some irregular verbs that her teacher recommended for review to the class, and went over a class project."
"The student and I worked on his story project today, where he had to come up with his own fairy tale and write it in French using two different tenses. He has been tested on this, and does fairly well in conjugating the two tenses. He managed to come up with a story easily, and I supervised his translating it into French. This project took up the entire hour, but he had no other homework or quizzes to study for, so it worked out perfectly!"