Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered past participles and the present perfect tense. The student got the concept fairly quick and was excited to play online activities. We played battleship and did his online Spanish exercises. I used my dry-erase board and he took notes. I did not leave him with any extra practice. He is doing well."
"During this session we went over imperatives in positive and negative form. We checked the student's homework and stated that was what she needed to turn in the following day. She completed an online quiz, and began a second one. Due to time restrictions, she stated she was going to finish it at home."
"The student has a time-writing test on "The Visit" and its context on Thursday. We went through his notes, came up with a plan for both a thesis sentence and an outline, and I told him I'd give him a little more background on German Expressionism, and how it relates to "The Visit." A very good session."
"Today we covered writing and improving skills in argumentation on a subject. She was struggling with tenses and essay organization. I walked her through some tools to improve and being more confident in the writing process. I gave extra practice for next time. We are definitely moving in a good direction. I can already see a lot of progress."
"Today we focused on practicing sentences. At first, she filled out a verb chart and then we translated, from English to French, a basic conversation that covered everything we have learned so far. We also learned food-centric vocabulary that we then added into our translation practice. We will continue to focus on practice-based learning to help cement the material."
"Today we learned food vocabulary using matching and process of elimination. We learned some of the basic words for different meats, fruits, vegetables, and some other important food items like dairy products, and some common adjectives for describing food. Then we practiced reading French menus and choosing something to order. The student used the words he learned, cognates, and context clues to read the menus mostly on his own. We made it through a cafe menu and part of a fast food menu. Next time, we'll keep going with some more advanced menus from sit-down restaurants, and practice more with how to order at a restaurant and some of the other phrases you need to eat in France."