Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today went well again with the kiddos! I'm a little concerned about some of the younger ones' attention spans, but that just comes with the age and I am totally flexible with that! As long as the parents are not expecting me to enact any discipline or keep them "in line" I am totally fine with just being the friendly tutor who is patient with them and does all he can to help. They seem to be absorbing a lot of the material, but it helpful that we are only working on 8 letters of the alphabet per session, along with one vocabulary word to go with each letter. Student 1 got everything down by the end of the session, but the student is not seeming to retain everything. I know that the parents do study with them between sessions, however, and that definitely helps out. They had committed everything to memory from last week, and I'm hoping that will be the case for this week as well when I see them next! Overall a productive and fun session once again."
"We finished up with the cultural part of our sessions, practice conversation, and built up new vocabulary, and I left her with homework to write a small a paragraph based on the question from our conversation about global warming (calentamiento global) and which is more important to protect, our oceans or our rain forests, and why?"
"Today we started by reviewing work the student had done on her own over the weekend. Most of it was done correctly, and I pointed out and went over a few errors she made. We then reviewed previous material such as the verb conjugation, the Spanish alphabet, and numbers. We then worked on some more verb conjugation. I had a worksheet on regular AR verbs which introduced some new vocabulary and we worked on this together. I instructed her to review the vocabulary we have gone over so far before the next session, and we will continue to work on verb conjugation."
"We focused the day on past, present, and future tenses. I left her with homework, and she is making progress with my teaching."
"We looked over the student's test and reviewed the trouble spots, including reflexive vs. possessive vs. indirect object pronouns. We will continue reviewing these next time. We also did an immersive lesson in the difference between imperfect vs. preterite and intro to past tenses as well as an immersive dictation exercise."
"We reviewed a series of quizzes and tests, all relating to the forms and usage of the primary past tenses in Spanish (preterito and imperfecto). Also, ser vs. estar; and idiomatic expressions using the verb "tener.""