Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the girls and I specifically covered the "to be" and "to have" verbs, in all of their present tense forms. We also learned vocabulary pertaining to how to describe yourself and how to express feelings, including hunger and thirst. The girls practiced putting together sentences with the vocabulary and two verbs. The student is a bit more advanced than the other two girls, so I may have to add additional vocabulary to her lessons. After every lesson I ask them to practice the vocabulary and sentence structure with each other, before the next lesson."
"Today the student and I went over the poem "Junger Wandersmann." I had her read it aloud for me as well as read for vocabulary and meaning. Next, we went over a story titled "Im Zoo," where the student read the story aloud for me and we also did reading for context and meaning. Finally, we talked about her week on vacation to practice our oral conversational skills."
"Today was a grammar-heavy day! We talked about gender and plural/singular in nouns and how this is expressed in particles and possessives. We did some new vocab and reading exercises. The student has more homework than ever before (vocab and practicing ein/kein/mein/dein/sein/ihr/unser/euer with nouns)."
"Today we learned the articles 'the' and 'a' in three different cases: nominative, accusative, and dative. We played some games to review colors, animals, foods, clothes, and numbers, which included extensive pronunciation practice. The student's pronunciation is very good !Nice work!"
"Today we talked about a little bit about the history of communism in the Czech Republic and also about the landscape in CZ. We compared it to the one in the U.S.A. We also went over some new vocabulary regarding those topics."
"Today, I gave the student a comprehensive review of our previous lessons over word order and coordinating conjunctions. While she still occasionally mixed aber and sondern, she had improved notably on the other parts. I also took today to introduce subordinating conjunctions and the change in word order that comes with them. After explaining what must happen to verbs in subordinate clauses, I had her translate certain sentences and work on an activity that combines two German clauses with a conjunction. She was able to complete this activity with few difficulties after observing the pattern."