Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The client started school this week and had his first homework. It was a refresher on Spanish I (he's in Spanish II now). It was a mix of vocabulary, translating, arranging sentences and verb conjugation. He took his time going through it, making sure to cover all of the vocabulary, classifying verbs as regular, irregular or stem-changing, and covering definitions of grammatical terms such as types of pronouns and verb tenses. Next session we'll work on more vocabulary."
"The student worked on her Spanish lab homework from last week. She completed some short response questions, essays, recording, and several listening activities. With the exception of a few recordings, she was able to finish the assignment. She felt confident in completing the recordings by herself. We will meet on Wednesday in order to study for her test on Thursday."
"During this session, the student and I prepared for his upcoming oral quiz. His teacher passed along a set of questions that would be incorporated into the quiz. He was well-practiced with these questions and did very well on his responses overall. Additionally, we reviewed prepositional phrases and objects of the preposition. We did a set of exercises in his book to test his knowledge on these once completed."
"The student and I went over concepts that will appear on his midterm exam. We went over the assignments I gave him when we first met, and used his class study guide to target key concepts, like irregular verb conjugations, por and para, and sentence translations. He seems to have some difficulty retaining information. I told him he needs to engage more with the language, which would help with retention. He was to complete the rest of the assignments on the study sheet, and put examples of key concepts on posters on his wall. He maintained focus and seems to want to do well in his upcoming exam."
"The student had a short narrative to write using the present, past, and imperfect tenses. That was our only focus of the session. The focus of the narrative was her family, her likes and hobbies, and what she planned to do this summer. This session went very well, and her Spanish retention has remained steady."
"Today, we covered many basics, including salutations, days/months/seasons of the year, noun and adjective agreement, the difference between "ser" and "estar," etc. We also touched upon many categories such as family members, professions, nationality, colors, both direct and indirect object pronouns, and the present tense of normal ar/er/verbs. Study materials were left behind for preparation for next week. The students were great students in that they were not shy, fully participated, and asked many questions. Next week, we will review concepts covered today as well as new information. One main goal will be for them to speak/speak along with me as much as possible."