Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The client is supposed to take the quiz today. Client learned how to make a flip book that will help him remember verbs and how to conjugate them. Client filled the flip book with frequently used verbs he would encounter in class. We used this opportunity to review "ser" vs. "estar" (two forms of "to be") and when to use them. Client then completed a worksheet that dealt with clothing vocabulary."
"This first session was a good opportunity for me to look through the student's notes and workbook to see what they have already worked on in his class as well as what topics and grammatical points they are focusing on now. I also questioned him on what he needs the most help with. His mother and I went over his report cards from previous quarters, which indicated some of the areas that he had trouble with in the past. We started off by going over verbs in the infinitive and then conjugating both regular ar/er/ir verbs into the present tense. He took notes and completed various worksheets that I created on the topic, such as crossword puzzles and the labeling of pictures with the correct verb that they depicted. There were a few verbs that he wasn't familiar with, but he learned them very quickly. He has a great understanding of the present tense. I also introduced him to a new topic: professions. The lesson included vocabulary related to professions as well as how to report and ask about one's profession. He completed various practice worksheets using the new vocabulary. He has a very good memory. This was the first time that he was exposed to this vocabulary and he was able to recall it with ease. I suggested to his parents that when studying vocabulary he should write the word three times each as well as make index cards for each new word. I even gave him a dictionary to help him. It was a great first session."
"Reviewed the following for test: reflexive, possessive, and command pronouns, negation and vocabulary."
"Today we learned a set of adjectives, and how to place them into a sentence with nouns. We learned the difference between creating sentences such as "The red bike" and "The bike is red." All of the girls caught on pretty quick. After they were comfortable with placing adjectives with nouns, we practiced putting them into larger sentences that they had practiced before, like "I don't want to ride the red bike." The girls struggle a bit with conjugating irregular present tense verbs still, so I will spend five minutes at the beginning of the next lesson reviewing them again. I have also asked the girls to look over how to conjugate verbs before the next session."
"We covered separable prefix verbs. The student had a good attitude. I left the student with two worksheets to do before Tuesday."
"We covered the pronouns and conjugation verbs, a lot of food vocabulary, some occupational vocabulary, and workplace conversations. The student was struggling the most with learning the foods, but she had a very open mindset and was eager to learn and practice. She also is a very diligent and persistent learner. We did a lot of choral repetition and played a few vocabulary memory games. The student has a good ear for pronunciation. She will be able to practice using online educational resources. Over the course of the tutoring session, the student was able to more quickly identify foods based on her assessment scores and was also able to hold a proficient conversation with me about herself and her work."