Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today in our session, we finished the student's reading log. We then read "Huevos Verdes con Jamon" together and discussed which part was his favorite. I found that when he is interested in a story or in a topic, he performs well, therefore he was enthusiastic about writing his favorite part for the Dr. Seuss book. I then gave the student a spelling test on the 7 vocabulary words we worked on last week, he did excellent! For homework, I asked him to use at least five vocabulary words in a casual setting during the weekend, and then write a sentence for each vocabulary word used. For example, one of the words is azul (blue) so perhaps his sibling wears a blue shirt on Saturday. The student would write "Mi hermano tiene una camisa azul (My brother has a blue shirt)"."
"Today we went over emotions again, and then we started learning how to tell time in Spanish. I left them with the task of reviewing everything we covered recently so that next week we can speak as much Spanish as possible."
"We went over a few basic phrases, like "como estas/ eta" "como te llamas," etc. Then we went back to basics: the alphabet, a few pronunciation rules, numerals, pronouns, a few vocabulary words. We touched on reflexive pronouns and ser/estar, but did not go into any depth. I did my best to answer the student's questions without hyperbolically addressing new things, and to give a little speaking practice as well. He has a solid base of knowledge, but has not used it, at least with confidence, in awhile. I suggested an app and Spanish songs for practice. My challenge will be to provide relevant homework and work in the online component in coming weeks."
"The student and I met for his tutoring session, we worked on Spanish verbs, present and past, and adjectives, singular and plural. We practiced in complete thought sentences, and then in compound sentences. He enjoyed the session and said that he learned many different ways to use the verbs and adjectives. Very good student."
"The student and I met for the first time in a couple of weeks. After talking about how her trip abroad went, we delved into the material. First, we went through a few questions she had written down from her work over the last couple of weeks. We discussed tu vs. su and conjugations. I also showed her how to conjugate the verb "querer". She already has a good grasp on conjugation rules and has an idea of how to conjugate most regular -er, -ar and -ir verbs. We then looked over an online assignment she found difficult on the differences between European and Latin American Spanish, and I explained and pointed out some of the differences in the assigned words. Next, we went through her workbook and completed a section on personal descriptions using verbs like "desear" and adjectives."
"The student and I only worked for an hour per his grandfather's request. We worked on counting from 1-100. I worked with him in remembering the numbers by connecting the words to other words in English and Spanish."