Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student tonight on 4 stem-changing verbs that he is studying. We practiced conjugating these verbs in grammar drills, fill in the blank activities involving choosing the correct verb based on meaning, and conjugating the verb correctly based on context. We then reviewed clothing vocabulary and numbers 1-1000 with the stem-changing verb Costar (to cost)."
"With Student 1 and Student 2, we worked on sentence structure, using direct object pronouns, and the verb "gustar". We made magnets with direct object pronouns, "gustar" conjugated, infinitive verbs, articles, and nouns. I had them use the magnets in the correct order, to create sentences about what "I", "you", and "we", like to do. I've asked them to continue using them this week, to make one sentence each day, and write it down so I can see it next week. They may need to use a dictionary to find the translations of some of the words. With Student 3, we sang some songs that are familiar to him, but with Spanish words ("Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"; and "The Wheels on the Bus"). We also used some commands to do different things: crouch down, jump up, turn around, run, (and fly, just for fun). We played outside, and also used chalk to draw some objects and write Spanish words."
"Today, the student and I worked on his Algebra, word problem, homework. He only had a few problems left, since we covered most of it during our last session. We also worked on his Spanish vocabulary, which consisted of weather vocabulary mostly. We made flash cards for all of his vocabulary words, and reviewed each of them a number of times. I left him with the flash cards to review for his test on Thursday."
"Today, the student and I cooked a meal, for his Spanish food project, and practiced his presentation. We made Argentinean potato salad. He was in congenial mood today and was very receptive to my direction. He also did very well in practicing for the presentation. His pronunciation and fluency are increasing, and he hardly has any inhibitions to practicing the language, which attributes to his advances."
"The student prepped for his exam tomorrow: reviewed 3 articles for his reading comprehension, went over all vocabulary for chapter 8, the uses of the infinitive, the difference between past perfect tense and past perfect subjunctive, and we practiced for his technology essay."
"The student and I covered the preterite tense during our session. He started out pretty unsure of the material, but over the course of our time, he improved steadily. By the end, he was conjugating both regular and irregular verbs with relative ease."