Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In the student's final review session, we combined all the practice and lessons we went over on the first two days into full conversations. We used the vocabulary themes of making plans for a party and planning a vacation. She continuously showed more improvement as we continued to practice, and it was apparent that she is able to use a lot of detail in her conversations. She has all the documents we used during the sessions to assist her in planning for her oral exam with her classmates. Based on how things went during the sessions, I am confident that she is prepared with many different topics to discuss."
"In this class, we completed a writing activity. The student wrote about things that she is looking for to fill a room in her house. We also completed an exercise on present tense verb conjugation and reviewed together. We also completed a get-to-know-you activity for learning basic questions for getting to know a new person."
"In this session we worked on our usual card game. The student was able to recognize more words, and felt more comfortable with grammar structure. Later we played a different game. It was a match card game, in which he had to match figures/pictures and call them out in Spanish. It was fun, he enjoyed it, and was driven to find the matches. The last activity was one of his Spanish videos. He really enjoys it. This second time around, we watched the second part of the video, he knew all the vocabulary and was so engaged to the dynamics on the video. I think this session was productive because we did 3 different activities and he was focused all the time, and eager to participate."
"In this session, we reviewed the concepts of feminine vs. masculine pronouns and singular vs. plural. We did a couple of grammar exercises and discussed the answers. We went back to the 'El Festival del Sol' and did some reading comprehension. The student is doing really well. Her accent and her vocabulary keep improving. Her 'r' keeps getting better."
"In this session, we reviewed the sentences with pattern completions, encouraging the students to respond both in the context of the answer with the correct person in the original question, and then with a variation for another person -- i.e. first person to third person, etc. We also reviewed many of the basic verb conjugations as drills, and emphasized speed and automatic pattern recognition. The students have made excellent progress, and are definitely showing signs of being able to process directly in Spanish, as we had hoped that they would during this week."
"In this week's lesson, I will be covering future tenses. I have provided the student with a rule of thumb on how to create sentences in the future tense. We created sentences using vocabulary and verbs we went over in previous sessions. We created a dialog and made casual conversation to practice new material learned. I have provided her with new vocabulary and a website to conjugate verbs in their present, future, simple perfect, preterit imperfect, and conditional tenses. The student has made great progress learning new vocabulary."