Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, Student 1 read the same book as Student 2 called "A Pasear! Hombre Mosca" which means "Let's go for a ride! Fly Man." He was also able to finish the book. While he was reading, I asked questions such as "Que es un conductor?" which means "what is a conductor?" He answered that a conductor is someone who drives a big truck. After he was done reading the book, he wrote three sentences about what he liked about the book. After he was finished writing the sentences, he read two pages of the other book called "Buenas Noches Cuaquito" which means "Good Night Cuaquito." After reading that book, Student 2 joined us as well as his aunt to go play "futbol americano" which means "football." the students communicated with me in Spanish. After 50 minutes of playing football as well as going to the swings, we went back. For the last 10 minutes, I read a book called "Olivia y Olivia" to the students out loud. The students did an excellent job."
"I did separate sessions, one with Student 1 and the another with Student 2 and 3. The session with Student 1 went a little longer, with lots of practice for her. I will make up the difference with her brothers tomorrow. In general, we reviewed some of the questions we've used (date, weather, time, age, etc.) and started working on verb conjugations."
"We continued practice with the past subjunctive. We previewed por vs para use for next well. He continues to do well with the new material."
"Today, we reviewed the entire semester for the student's final, which he will take tomorrow. We focused mainly on vocabulary and verb conjugations from all the chapters. I left him with a list of verbs and vocab words to review on his own before the test."
"The student and I worked on various vocabulary and grammatical concepts, both through conversation and using a language learning site. These included, among other things, body vocabulary, animal vocabulary, and possessive pronouns. We also covered basic conversational phrases and cultural customs in the Latin world. Additionally, we briefly reviewed a Spanish language menu from a restaurant that I brought to the session. The student appears motivated to learn. He has shown consistency with the work on the language site, working on it at least a little bit every day for several weeks. He will continue to work on it heading into the coming week's session. He has shown significant improvement in his ability to conjugate verbs in the present tense."
"The student and I worked through her Spanish final review during this session. We reviewed the following topics: preterite irregular verbs, preterite tense, all command tenses, double pronouns and the "le/les + lo/la/los/las" rule, vocabulary, subjunctive tense and subjunctive keywords, ser vs. estar, por vs. para, the imperfect tense, demonstrative adjectives, etc. After reviewing her assigned review, we worked through her flashcards and made sure all of her translations were accurate. She did a great job and felt confident she would do well on her final."