Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we worked on schedules and routines, days of the week, and numbers. We also reviewed some of the grammar from last session and read a poem to work on pronunciation as well as to practice working out meaning via context clues. The student did very well, and her pronunciation and intuition with Swedish is really improving. I suggested that she review some grammar points and exercises in the book."
"Today, the student was concerned about an assignment he has due on Tuesday. We went over the ASL GLOSS and facial expressions as well as the signs he did not know. He made a tremendous improvement from the beginning to the end of the session."
"The student and I met for the first time today to do a tutoring session for ASL 2. He had taken French and then switched to a new school that did not offer further French classes, so he chose to study ASL. He is in the second ASL class and is currently learning questions and directional terms. We went over the WH face questions and how to sign them as well as how to use them in sentences. We went over agreement verbs and how to use them in sentences. He also had a video he has to do for class. We discussed what the video said, how the interpreter was able to portray multiple people and the important concepts to learn from the chapter. He understands signs from the 1st year ASL class, but has trouble stringing them together in sentences. We will work on this during our tutoring sessions."
"We reviewed the preterit and imperfect from our last lesson. The main topics of this lesson were the regular ar, er, and ir endings to verbs in the present indicative; irregular endings to verbs in the present, and pluralizing nouns and adjectives. The student's attitude was super positive and motivating."
"We started by covering the basics including fingerspelling and numbers. We then went on to basic grammar and how to ask questions. Finally we covered some introductory vocabulary and learned how to use these signs in context. For homework, I recommended practice in both finger-spelling and numbers. The student was a very attentive and quick learner, I believe she will excel in sign language!"
"This session was devoted to a review of the student's current draft of an assigned paper on language competencies. We compared the draft to the requirements of the assignment, specifically its inclusion of background on the student whose competencies were to be assessed, as well as the four areas of competencies the assignment directed be analyzed in the paper, i.e., discourse, grammatical, metalinguistic and performance competencies. I verified that the paper seemed to meet all the requirements of the assignment and made only a few suggestions for minor revisions."