Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the preterite of 'poder' and 'traer,' verbs with reflexive pronouns, and possessive pronouns. No homework left."
"During today's session, the student and I first reviewed the previous study/index cards with previously listed verbs and vocabulary that I created for him weeks ago. As soon as we finished reviewing the material, I gave him a new set of index cards with more verbs and vocabulary for him to study. We went over each of the eight new verbs and their conjugated forms in the imperfect tense, as well as 15 additional vocabulary words in the new set of index cards. I stressed to the student how crucial it is for him to get more comfortable and more familiar with the first set of index cards before I give him any more new material. I feel that going over and studying the material is extremely important throughout the week. As we continued our session, the student then completed a worksheet that I created for him which covered the imperfect tense and indirect object pronouns. I was very pleased as we went on throughout the worksheet because it became easier for him to complete the problems. I was also very happy with his translation ability with some of the questions on the worksheet. The last exercise we completed during our session was an additional exercise from the textbook that covered aquel, aquella, aquellos and aquellas. The student did very well in this exercise. In general, I noticed that with practice and repetition it becomes a lot easier for him to understand Spanish grammar and vocabulary. My only concern for him is that he should practice, read, and review more of his material throughout the week. If he does this, the student will be extremely successful not only in his course but also in his total Spanish speaking ability."
"We went over her online model, using the textbook. We covered transportation vocabulary. We completed worksheets and listening activities."
"The student and I spent the first third of our session reviewing her most recently learned verb list and clothing vocabulary. She filled in the blanks in conjugation tables for each of the verbs. She then filled in the English word for a French named clothing item or vice versa to practice these words. We also learned the verb tense "imparfait" and will further look into this at our next session. We finished with her reading aloud from Le Petit Prince to practice diction. We will do more review exercises tomorrow."
"The student and I went over landmarks and the names of various sites around the French city. I showed him a city guidebook (trilingual) with maps of the various administrative districts (arrondissements), metro stops, train stops, etc. We spent the lesson reviewing major tourist attractions. We talked about the city layout. We looked at his hotel location as well on Google Maps."
"The student and I went over some of her French flash cards, mostly concentrating on the animal and color ones. She still remembers her favorite color in French, from our first session together, which is excellent! Last week I taught her to say "I have two dogs" and she told her mom this week. She does SO well with her pronunciation! After working with the flashcards, we went through the French alphabet and I was REALLY impressed with her pronunciation of the letters, she does them better than I have had adults pronounce them! After that, we went to the swing and I taught her random words of objects around us such as tree and flower. She continues to do wonderfully with her French!"