Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was our last session before the student's test. We reviewed all of the grammar concepts covered during our sessions. We reviewed question words, different tenses, and pronunciation. Th student is able to differ between different tenses and he is able to apply them well. He made great progress!"
"Today, we began by taking a test online. Then, we read the book again together and reviewed vocabulary. With the second student, I told her the letters for animal words and then she had to write them down. Then she had to draw the animal with all the body parts I said. The third student seemed to speed up as soon as we started working on the computer. The second student loved learning about the animal's body parts and how to say them. She knows almost all of her letters and can read what she wrote as well. The third student's reading and comprehension has improved enough for him to read the whole book and understand it!"
"I had my first session with both students on Monday. The first student explained that they spent a few weeks in Vienna in the summer and that he was familiar with phrases such as "I'd like" and some basic greetings. I did a quick assessment of the existing phrases he was familiar with and then proceeded to teach him more greetings and introduced the du/Sie (you - informal/formal) forms of questions (what is your name/how are you/where do you come from?). I also taught him how to say where he comes from, say how old he is, and pronounce the numbers from 1 to 20. I ended my session with him with a brief video reviewing the greetings and various ways of saying goodbye. I related a lot of my verb conjugations to French, which he has also taken for six years. The second student and I used my material from the first student's lesson as a jumping board for her lesson. I asked her to say the German alphabet and corrected the pronunciation for certain letters. Her pronunciation is fairly accurate for a new learner of German. I also taught her the conjugated verb forms of sein (to be) and haben (to have) and the numbers 1-20 as well as subsequent number formations up to 100."
"We worked through a new chapter in the book and read a children's book working on vocabulary and comprehension. The student's pronunciation has improved a lot, and she is understanding more content. We then moved to grammar in the grammar book on pronouns and verb conjugations. I suggested some internet sites to increase the learning by doing more exercises. She is starting to understand more vocabulary, so we will be speaking more German during the sessions."
"First, I must note that he and I met for only one hour initially, which is not an option for duration above in this form. He and I discussed his previous learning resources and methods. He has a basic understanding of grammar and a basic repertoire of vocabulary. I became more familiar with the purpose of his desire to learn German and spent time introducing him to new ways to expose him to the language through visual, audio and textual applications. I provided him with several resources so that he can also continue to learn with these more effective resources at his own convenience."
"General discussion of work organization for the translation project in question. An agreement was found on the following: First, reading the German sentence and receiving correction of the pronunciation. Second, possible discussion of selected word material and the options of its expression in English. Third, eventual discussion and explanation of language structure as syntax, grammar, and style. "