Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I reviewed material from previous lessons: the Spanish alphabet, definite and indefinite articles, and some vocabulary. I also explained vowel combinations (diphthongs) and went over the parts of speech with examples. We also went over numbers from 1-100. I will continue working with the student on these things while introducing new concepts and vocabulary."
" After we went through the student's science and math homework, which he seemed pretty confident in, we prepared for his upcoming Spanish oral exam. He still needs more reinforcement with basic grammatical structure, even though he has improved a lot. By the end of the session, he was able to answer all the sample questions his teacher had left him, without difficulty. I then asked him to speak for one minute about his family."
"Yesterday's session was great, and we covered more vocabulary words to help get around when he travels, as well as the different rules for the pronunciation of the letter "G". She is going to practice conjugating verbs in present tense for all pronouns throughout the week."
"The student and I reviewed vowel and letter sounds and then introduced grammar rules on the c+vowel and g+vowel combinations for pronunciation. We also reviewed grammar rules of sentence construction and began writing sentences. The student was struggling with remembering the rules of sentence construction in English, so we reviewed English grammar rules before finding the parallels and differences in Spanish sentence construction. The student seemed very pleased with the clarification of sentence rules. I left the student with some rules in English to help him remember the Spanish rules and I gave him sentence construction homework. "
"The student and I went over her previous quizzes to assess the area we will be working on this semester. We worked on a few exercises from her workbook. We reviewed the conjugations in present and preterite, and worked on understanding the expression "ir+a+infinitive." She seems much more comfortable and confident dealing with the material this year."
"The student and I worked on numbers 1-15 in Spanish. We played a flash card game identifying numbers and what number is higher. She practiced saying each number out loud after each round of the game. We also wrote out each number from 1-15. She identified patterns in the written numbers 10-15. I prepared puzzles from one of the previous books read to practice sentence structure and word retention. She was able to identify the words "Carlos," "tiene," "gatitos," and the written numbers 1-7. We also played a counting game using dice. She would roll the dice on an online app and count on the number line. This game was played one time, counting up to 20."