Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I advised the student on her lesson 7 homework. We also reviewed lesson 7 PowerPoint slides. She did a great job on her homework today."
"Today the student finished Practice 6, and then we read a story on China. She did a very good job! She was assigned to start to do Practice 7."
"The student and I focused on preparing for her final exam, which was the next day. I wrote up some practice questions that we felt might be on her test. She read and responded to a pretend email in Chinese using key vocabulary and grammar. Then, she looked at mixed up sentences and needed to put them in order. She told me that she hadn't done that kind of question in a while, but she did great. We practiced writing and translating vocabulary too. I think she was well prepared for the exam and I hope she did great!"
"The student and I completed our first lesson today. We began with pronunciation practice, and reviewed the Spanish alphabet, distinguishing the similarities and differences in the vowels and consonants as compared to English. We covered greetings, introductions, conversational pleasantries, and common salutations. We emphasized the importance of speaking in the correct register (i.e. the formal and familiar terms for you). We moved on to briefly introduce the concept of subject pronouns and verb conjugations. We had several short dialogues practicing the new vocabulary terms. Today served as an introduction into conversational Spanish. We will add on to our vocabulary in the next lesson."
"The student and I reviewed the -ar verb conjugations, emphasizing the endings and their corresponding meanings in English. We introduced the -er verbs, and we covered their endings, usage, and meanings in Spanish and English. We completed 5 exercises on -er verbs in the textbook in Chapter 6."
"The student and I reviewed the introductory dialogues for formal and casual conversation. We then learned about the -ar, -ir, and -er verbs. At the end of the lesson, we discussed the importance of practicing new languages in everyday life. If he can pair conversational practice in daily life with twice-a-week tutoring sessions, I'm confident that he will be able to converse in Spanish in a variety of contexts."