Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we focused only on conversation. I always encourage the student to try to speak only in Spanish while we are in the session in order to lead him to try to think in Spanish and translate words in his mind. We talked about a number of things. We scheduled the next session for next Wednesday and we are going to discuss a short video about the holocaust museum. The student is doing a great job and I think is getting easier for him to understand some words and some sentences he did not understand well before. I think we are making some progress."
"The student and I reviewed materials on which he will be tested on Monday, a set of around 25 terms including farm animals and places and buildings in a farm setting. We constructed simple sentences using the verb "estar" ("to be"). He has memorized the majority of the new vocabulary but needed help with two or three of those terms. We also reviewed a set of around 20 new verbs which he is working on and on which we will focus in a separate session scheduled for Sunday."
"The student has a lot of problems with Spanish. We will be working on catching him up, making sense of all the concepts, and keeping up with his current class. He needs to work more in his vocabulary and memorization. We discussed how it is important that he pays more attention in class and gets more from his Spanish lessons at school. Tutoring will then be successful."
"The main focus was to categorize the new vocabulary. First, we started with a review of each vocabulary word or phrase to determine which ones he was able to remember. The next step was to organize the vocabulary in a manner that she would be able to identify it with ease. We reviewed each category thoroughly, and at the end of the lesson, she was able to remember 80% of the vocabulary. I have noticed improvement with her writing, and with her motivation. We will meet again next week."
"Tonight the student and I focused mostly on 5th-7th grade math. We practiced a variety of problems concerning area, mean/ median/ mode, the distributive property, order of operations, and drawing various angles. She continues to excel overall in mathematics and is excited to try new/ challenging content. I think for our next session we will only focus on math for the first 15 minutes and spend the last 45 minutes on reading and vocabulary in order to help her prep for her next state assessment test."
"We did exercises for ser and estar. We practiced translation of questions with ser and estar from English to Spanish. Then the student answered the questions, changing pronouns and choosing correctly conjugated verbs. He practiced exercises about definite and indefinite articles (verbally and by writing). We verified the new vocabulary."