Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over a few advanced words, and she knew most of them. We also played 20 Questions, and for each question asked, there was a grammar point she was to include in her sentence. She did very well with this. Next session we'll go over the present perfect subjunctive and more vocab. She did well overall, and we got some good grammar, vocab, and speaking practice in today."
"Today, the student worked on Spanish vocabulary, writing a meaningful sentence, and reading for meaning. He was alert and focused for the entire lesson. His attitude towards the language and Spanish culture is amazing. He enjoys every moment of the session and is willing to go the extra mile. The student needs more practice with "buen, bien, and bueno." He struggles with first, second, and third person. I told him that he can use reading for meaning strategies to help him figure out the definitions of the words. He turned in his homework assignment from the previous session. He is very responsible with his homework. He is willing to be corrected and is therefore able to learn from his mistakes. Excellent student!"
"The student and I practiced family vocabulary and related adjectives for his Spanish class. He also showed me the prompts his teacher gave him for the unit on school. We began practicing these prompts and will continue next session."
"We spent the entire time reviewing vocabulary, verbs, and all conjugations she has covered this year in preparation for her final. She is always enthusiastic during our sessions. I suggested she spend extra time working on her command forms, and future tense as well. Her grade has stayed the same, but she feels good about her oral exam yesterday. I think if she takes her time and checks her work on her final exam then she will be successful."
"We used gerund vs indicative. First I showed the students two different sentences, one of each type, and asked them to tell me the difference between them. Once they did it, I told them to make two different sentences following the example, and then I asked them to write 4 more sentences. After that, I showed them the use of the word while and how to put the two types of sentences together. They did an excellent job and there is no extra practice."
"We watched a funny video to practice listening comprehension. The video was played by actors from Spain. We played it a few times to understand the key meaning. Next, I revised the student's homework. He did great and just had minor errors. Then, we wrote down some key vocab words for Christmas in Spanish and his homework is to be creative and write a story incorporating these words. I have to congratulate him as his speaking is getting better and better. We agreed to practice writing, reading, and listening comprehension."