Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's homework and reviewed for his quiz. We did book work, worked on an online learning tool, and completed the review part of the homework guide."
"Today I met the student and his mother to talk with them about the student's German and review some homework which was due the following day. The homework dealt with adjective endings and how one changes them to account for the various cases. He mentioned he had missed the previous week of school, so the information was a little vague to him, but he had written down a table partially detailing the procedure for some adjective endings. Unfortunately, the student's knowledge of German seems to be behind that of what's expected of him in the course; he seemed confused by some words that were being used frequently on his worksheet. His vocab also appears to be lacking, and even though I feel that his course is certainly at a more advanced level than what I would expect for a German II course, he still has holes in his basic vocabulary which need filling. I recommended to him that he take a few words from his textbook, write them down every day, and spend a brief amount of time each day reviewing his list. If sessions continue, I would be fine with asking him to have a certain number of words for each week, which I would then quiz him on in our next session. We also will need to review some basic grammar concepts in our future sessions, such as word order and present perfect tense. Overall a good session, I do think after a couple more I would be able to understand his specific problems better and develop a plan based on that."
"We went over the verb werden and organized prepositions of Akkusativ, Dative and Genetive and into a chart. We then analyzed the beginning lyrics of a song and ended the lesson with a diagnostic test to test the German proficiency thus far."
"We reviewed the conjugation of ser and estar, and completed an exercise in which we had to choose between the two verbs. We wrote down the prepositions, and the student should start reading and learning them. We also learned everything related to telling time, and the days of the week and months of the year. She is intelligent and learns very quickly!"
"We reviewed the present and past subjunctive tenses and uses, and then did practices for them. We also reviewed the essay the student wrote, and practiced putting in more complicated forms."
"We reviewed today how to ask for time and how to tell time in Spanish. The student practiced writing and listening comprehension. She wrote fifteen sentences in Spanish, and then translated them into English. She needs to memorize the vocabulary."