Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued our review for his exam. He seems to have learned the material well, including vocabulary."
"The student and I became acquainted, we spoke about my background with Spanish and discussed how long he had been studying Spanish. Afterwards, we reviewed produced a homework assignment his teacher had given him with two parts: 1) use of comparison words to compare two images, and 2) use of prepositions to describe location of items in two similar images with slight variations. He completed this assignment, and we went over how to use the verb 'estar' and basic structure in comparison sentences to ensure success. At the end of the session, we briefly reviewed the student's progress on a TV guide group project that his teacher recently assigned. He also mentioned an oral exam that he had had earlier that day and relayed his teachers feedback about areas he needs to work on in his spoken proficiency. Richard has 2/4 final oral proficiency evaluations left this year, and his mother would like to make sure he is prepared for those. We will work on his proficiency problem areas next session."
"Today we did a massive review of chapters 1 & 2, including written and oral practice, vocabulary review, and verb conjugations."
"We worked on using the verbs hacer, gritar, and sentar in the yo, tu, and el/ella forms. We also went over vocabulary. She seemed to be struggling to understand how to conjugate the verbs for the different subjects, so we talked a little about the patterns for conjugating in general."
"We spoke in the present tense, using question words and basic verbs. We worked on how to talk about schedules, days of the week, classes, etc. The student was better rested and more focused today, which was nice."
"For our first session, I familiarized myself with the nature of the student's class, as well as what his goals were for our individual tutoring session and for our future sessions. His teacher normally assigns homework via a Spanish homework website. They are pass/ fail assignments, but he has been falling behind in completing them. We spent the majority of our time working on these online activities, and took pauses to clear up any questions. The activities largely included verb conjugations and choosing the correct verbs based on context. I did my best to guide him and clear up questions when he didn't get the correct answer. For our wrap-up, I had him prepare an exit slip for me, and for some light homework, I gave him a list of vocabulary words that we ran into that he was unfamiliar with. We will be using these words over time to create an extensive cheat sheet filled with commonly occurring words that he can study. Overall it was a productive session."