Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Neither student had specific homework, so we spent time reviewing previous material and doing some reading comprehension. Student 1 and I worked through a story in his textbook, and practiced reflexive verb conjugations. Student 2 and I worked through a story in his textbook, too. Student 2 had also organized his notebook as I had asked, and both students had continued to work on their language learning software. I assigned both of them reading comprehension exercises to complete for homework as well as to continue work on online."
"This session was for us to focus on the student's ch. 4 sec. 2 Spanish test. Her instructor gave me the overview for the exam: the packet, the book, vocab, o - ue and e - i verbs and ver in future tense. We used the book, flashcards, and the conjuguemos to work on vocab and verb conjugation. We also did several quizzes. She is getting better, but still needs more work. I told her to continue to use the flashcards and website to do drills up until the exam time. I also told her to slow down and to read through the answers at the end of the exam."
"The student had class up in his room today! He showed me his toys and then we read a book from school. His mom joined us for a good part of the session, and played Bingo with us at the end. I wrote down the conjugations for the verbs have, want, know, and go so that his mother can make flashcards."
"We reviewed Future tense and read several short articles and did a verbal exercise from her book. Then, we reviewed regular and irregular Preterite tense conjugations; we said them aloud together and repeated them. Next week I will bring an article or short story for us to read and discuss."
"The student had one very short activity to complete online, essentially asking him to choose between 'estar' and 'ser' when discussing emotions and states of being. We spent the rest of the time reviewing affirmative and negative articles. We had to return back to his notes from the week before quite a bit and I think he's much more comfortable understanding a sentence with these articles than constructing them on his own."
"We practiced more of "this/that" in Spanish, as well as different sounds and accents in Spanish. We found the latter to be most helpful when it comes to speaking and listening to Spanish speakers. Afterwards, the rest of the session was spent on conversing. She was able to clearly retell the synopsis of a movie she had seen."