Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Ground-breaking lesson! Learned the personal pronouns from English to Spanish, but more importantly, the student proved he is able to write very legibly and neatly, which is a motor-skill he's been struggling with."
"The student and I covered a variety of grammar points in his online homework. He is improving his understanding of verb tenses. He is recalling vocabulary noticeably quicker than a few weeks ago."
"Student 1: Questions and question words from the workbook. Went over 4 different forms to ask a question. Student 2: Vocabulary terms: cars and related terms. Did exercises from the textbook using vocabulary learned."
"The session was focused on types of pronouns ( I added new pronouns) and verbs. Client talked in Spanish and practiced covered material. Client has showed improvement."
"In this session the student did some school homework. Then we reviewed the conjugations of verbs that end in -AR, and did some exercises in context. His homework from me is to study them, and next session we will move onto the next chapter."
"The student has been working on the imperative (command form) and on "zu..." and "um...zu" clauses. I explained to him the conditions which require a "zu" clause. We then looked at the rules for forming commands. After looking them over and explaining some things to pay close attention to, I then had him practice making commands by pulling subject and verb cards out of a bag. I then asked him to form a command that makes sense. For example, if he pulled out "wir" and "gehen" he would say something like "Gehen wir ins Kino!". It took him several tries to get used to some of the particulars, especially which forms include the subject and which do not. However, by the end of the exercise he was able to make commands that were novel, made sense, and were grammatically accurate. We then practiced "zu" and "um zu" clauses using personalized questions and answers. He seems to be increasingly comfortable and confident speaking in German and in turn, his fluency is improving."