Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has two big exams this coming week, an oral exam and a written test to cover chapters 10 and 11. This was session 2 of 2 this weekend that will cover that material. We covered the first half of the material in the first hour and the oral exam in the second hour. For the written exam, we covered the use of the "se" pronoun, preterite vs imperfect, formal and informal commands, and vocabulary use. For the oral exam, we covered the listening portion and the question portion of the oral exam."
"We covered stem changing and irregular preterit verbs as well as translations. The student received a 96% on her last quiz. I left her with tips for her quiz tomorrow, suggestions on how to use her time this evening, and a song to listen to that acts as a mnemonic device to hold all of those irregulars in her mind."
"I asked the student about what she wants to focus on when we pick back up in January. She said she likes reading stories, so I will probably use more stories to teach grammar in real context, instead of words in isolation for her to memorize. She likes the themed vocabulary lessons, so that will continue as well."
"He and I spent the hour learning pronunciation of the alphabet. At the end of the hour, he seemed very confident in 24/26 of the letters. I worked with him on connecting the letters to sounds he is already familiar with."
"He was much more self assured today since he was ahead of the rest of the class due to the lesson I had given him. We went over his homework and all of his answers were correct. He is sky about talking yet slowly is gaining some confidence. He struggles with putting the concepts together and after a while was getting the hang of it. Did leave him some additional assignment so he can practice. I did communicate with his Spanish teacher that was not very helpful. I will continue to move him ahead of what is being taught so as to keep him on track and motivated. He liked the fact that he was ahead of the class with the work."
"I introduced the students to forms of greeting and farewell in Spanish, which we practiced through written and oral exercises throughout the session. We also looked at common words in Spanish and how to talk about family members. We practiced these again in speech and writing. I gave two short homework assignments that they are to complete before our next session."