Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"On Wednesday the kids practiced listening in Spanish by drawing on boards with a dictation . The dictation had vocabulary from previous lessons. Later, we started on "clothes" theme. The kids used dialogues asking about prices."
"We went over the uses of the imperfect and the preterite. I gave the student a mnemonic devices to memorize them. We reviewed time expressions and categorized all the irregular verbs. The student was very proactive and engaged."
"We continued with our food packet. We reviewed food vocabulary and practiced constructing sentences. The student had a little difficulty with remembering about 5 of the vocabulary words, but that's 5 out of about 30 so it's not a huge issue. It is truly incredible how much he is improving in his Spanish. I am very impressed and excited to continue with him!"
"Today, we practiced the student's oral proficiency skills in the past tense. We did some structured conjugation activities with the imperfect and the passe compose before moving on to talk more openly about what we did last weekend, what we did frequently as children, and what different people were doing in images."
"Today, the student and I primarily focused on reading comprehension and discussion. At first, I attempted to explain some grammatical concepts, but she let me know that she just wants to focus on conversation. We began by reading an article from a magazine that she acquired. We were able to decipher what the article was saying by translating words and phrases that she did not understand. After the magazine article, we read another article. She found this article easier to read than the one from her magazine. Because of this, we agreed to discuss articles from this website in the future. Next time we are going to pick a few articles before our meeting. We will discuss those articles during our next session so we can continue practicing speaking."
"Today's lesson with the student went well! We continued working with our most recent vocabulary-- clothes, foods, and hot and cold. We played for a while "making breakfast" for some of her dolls and discussed some of the clothing items she owns. We also read a book with some French vocabulary. She is doing really excellent with counting up to ten and even uses "one, two, three" as a getting ready count. I'm going to come up with some activities for Mom to join us in so that the student can see the appropriate responses to questions and conversation in French. I love that she is able to answer me appropriately in English, but I want to encourage her to use the French she knows, and I hope that Mom's help will inspire a "monkey see, monkey do." For our next lesson, we will begin learning some ways to describe people."