Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did exercises practicing por/para in order to help him do his current homework assignment. He is preparing to take the midterm soon and needs to be sharp on some of the smaller details. I had him practice conjugating verbs out loud to see how he is coming with that."
"The student will have a quiz on Monday and a chapter test on Wednesday. We went over an exercise she had completed during the week so I could give her a more in depth explanation for the three sentences she had missed. She worked on composing original sentences to reinforce the distinct uses of "conocer" and "saber." We reviewed the vocabulary for the chapter and we looked at a review assignment she will more than likely complete in class Monday or Tuesday. I also previewed her next chapter so I can prepare additional practice she may need."
"In our first meeting, the student and I went over the possessive pronouns and we completed part of a worksheet about family members. She mentioned that she has a quiz tomorrow so I tried to cover a few basic things to prepare for that. She was very willing to work."
"We reviewed directions and prepositions and learned to combine verbs using a conjugation and the infinitive form. I haven't seen any grades but he's told me he got an A or A- on his last quiz. No concerns or issues."
"Topics discussed were the impersonal 'se' pronoun. Examples of the preterit and imperfect verbs in past tense narration. Costa Rica and it's cultural history. The student wrote several dictations using nouns, verbs adverbs and adjectives from the lesson vocabulary list. This was in preparation for her Unit exam the next day."
"We worked intensively on some of the most difficult grammar aspects in German, namely verbs with set prepositions, such as "sich informieren uber," as well as the difference between the prepositions bei, zu, and nach. We also worked on correct word order in sentences with "weil," and discussed a few more grammar items that we will work on in the next sessions, especially reflexive verbs and the use of these with the dative and accusative pronoun (mir vs. mich)."