Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the digestive system. We got into further detail about the accessory organs, including the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. We discussed the roles they play in terms of releasing and storing bile and producing insulin. We also covered the different types of enzymes - maltase, sucrase, and lactase. We then reviewed the preview questions provided for the chapter and discussed any questions that she answered incorrectly."
"Yesterday, the student developed vocabulary covered earlier in the term. Now that he has a good grasp of all the material thus far covered in his Spanish class, we have begun to transition towards his oral language development. He provided both written and verbal responses to the questions asked on his answer sheet. With encouragement, he successfully implemented the new vocabulary in conversation. His familiarity with the basic rules of Spanish grammar and his youthful age makes the transition to oral language simple. I'm impressed."
"Today, the student and I worked on creating sentences describing daily routines using only reflexive verbs. He completed 10 sentences practicing his conjugation, the use of reflexive verbs, and related vocabulary. I also taught him how to write out the time of a clock. We reviewed more daily routine vocabulary. We also practiced conjugation of reflexive verbs. He was positive and worked really hard. It seems like some vocabulary is sticking and he is getting very comfortable with conjugation."
"The student has a verbal exam soon so I posed questions to her and let her answer, correcting grammar and/or vocabulary when necessary. We reviewed key verb conjugations, and then practiced including the conjugations in spoken sentences."
"The student was very receptive to explanations of new ways to think through solutions to both learning and grasping concepts. Clear progress was made in understanding. This was the first session and further sessions will help articulate tangible progress benchmarks."
"This evening, the student and I covered vocabulary (days of the week, months, seasons, weather, and family), -er, -ir, and -ar irregular verbs such as cerrar, dormir, hacer, ir, poner, and poder. We covered O > UE, I > IE stem changes as well. She appeared knowledgeable with the er, ir, and ar verbs. She only needed help with a couple of vocabulary words and verb tenses. Her attitude was an energetic and engaging one as we reviewed verbs and vocab together. I requested her to make vocab flashcards and continue to practice verb conjugations from the packet her professor provided."