Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on basic verb conjugations and basic sentence structure. It is helpful for him at this point to just learn some basic phrases that can be useful for travel and communication. He's picking it up quickly, but the challenge that comes with adult learners is always keeping it consistent. So I will be recommending and assigning regular exercises to make things go well and allow him to continue practicing. So far, things have been going well, and I'm encouraged."
"We have not met for a few weeks so we covered topics that will be on his test. Those include vocabulary (leisure activities), imperatives, expression of linking to do something (ich tue etwas gern) as well as going after conjugation of verbs and negations (nicht vs. kein). I also had him read a real life text from a handout (about a rock project) and we went over the meaning and language constructs found therein."
"In this lesson, I formally introduced the past tense in German, and we practiced making sentences about what we did during the day."
"Today, the student and I completed another Spanish lesson. We focused on incorporating his newer verb sheets and practiced using the different conjugations and subject pronouns into sentences. We worked on past tense sentences as well with the verb "ir" and we went over different examples with "ser/estar." We talked about the different ways that the present indicative can be used when translated from English to Spanish. We did some short dialogues where I provided corrections when necessary. For homework, he is going to review his latest verb sheets so that we can do more advanced translations in upcoming lessons."
"Today, the student and I discussed her level and ability to speak Spanish. I taught her conversational Spanish through developing and explaining questions and answers. She learned how to introduce herself and how to introduce her family through questions and answers. We went over some of the pronunciations of certain words and also went over the alphabet. I provided her with free resources she could use to listen to such as iHeartRadio, Youtube, and Google Translate. We decided that some homework for today would be to think of words and terms that she uses on a daily basis at her job and to learn the months, days and hours, and the alphabet."
"Today, the student and I focused exclusively on preparing for her trip. Using airport, restaurant, and beach related vocabulary, we made up various scripts and practiced conversations/questioning and answering scenarios that she may find herself in while abroad. She also downloaded the vocabulary lists that we were using in order to print them later to keep as a handy traveling reference guide. I am really proud of her. She always gives her all in terms of attention and participation."