Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, we covered the concept of time. I have provided the students with 3 worksheets each. We learned how to ask for the time, how to reply, and how to use the correct order when saying the date: day, month, and year. For our practice, we used holidays and asked the date they are celebrated to practice our "time" lesson. We also worked on making sentences and creating casual conversation and worked on a worksheet together and matched the correct time with its corresponding picture. My suggestion for our next session is to continue practicing their new terminology. We will review together and touch on a new subject."
"It had been a long time since our last lesson. I brought an exercise from the textbook we're using called "Un Paso Atras y Uno Adelante" ("One Step Back and One Further") to reconnect him with material we looked at when we began working together. It is clear he has been practicing and has retained some of what we looked at. We looked at a storyline together, and this is something I will bring to future lessons, since I found the Share Screen worked well for this."
"It was our first session, so I asked about concepts/skills & vocabulary the student has covered. He gave me some information that he feels we need to cover in future sessions. He was very helpful in determining where he needs help. We talked briefly about certain concepts so I could determine what was important to cover. We have some work to do, but he has a good foundation. I will determine some things he can do to review, so I can further assess his abilities in some basic concepts before we move on to the more challenging concepts. I reviewed possessive pronouns with him and basic greetings/goodbyes. We talked about the use of flashcards, and he finds those helpful, especially for vocabulary."
"It was the first time meeting the student, so I read a Spanish Curious George to her to gauge where she was. She is very good at repetition, but we need to work on getting her confidence up to respond back in Spanish. I told mom to practice as much as she can to get her more exposure to the language."
"Keep studying the new vocabulary from Carlito's Cumplea os and try to use the word in your own sentences. Just memorize five words a day! Try to write a short note about your own birthday by using the new vocabulary from the story."
"Met the students for first time. They are very motivated to learn Spanish. We reviewed the verb 'llamarse' and the Spanish alphabet. We also discussed learning objectives and goals for both of them. Both were provided with a learning packet. I also sent them homework via email along with a link to a Spanish-English dictionary. Student 1 stated her goal was to learn Spanish fluently. I explained that learning a new language is a process and that they will need to take time out of their everyday schedule to learn new words and practice grammar structures."