Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We corrected the homework sheets with the verb gustar (likes and dislikes). We practiced more likes and dislikes. We practiced answering questions on personal identification, the weather, the date, the days of the week. New material: time, a.m., p.m., noon, midnight, before and after the hour, and 24 hour clock. I assigned two worksheets for homework for next time. Time is a difficult concept and will take some practice and patience. The student has a positive attitude, and I enjoy working with her. We had some fun with likes and dislikes in Spanish."
"We covered communicating in the present tense. The student was struggling with the present tense conjugations. The student's attitude was good because she was struggling to grasp the concept, and we practiced in the session she was improving. Tutor left student with more practice on present tense conjugations."
"We covered extracurricular activities in Spanish - making sentences about what sort of activities people do in their free time. We used her class book and a book recommended from a previous tutor. I left her two activities for practice. We reviewed some concepts from her geometry class - angles and angle theorems. She was a sweetheart and worked hard."
"We covered greetings, basic information (how old are you, where are you from, and how many siblings do you have), numbers, and colors. We mostly reviewed, the two youngest were a little shy so I tried to take it easy and warm up to them to break the ice first. The three of them all seem very excited about the material and the language. I suggested online activities to use as extra practice and "homework" to review each session. I'm excited to see their individual progress!"
"We covered introductions, colors, numbers, days of the week/month, and reading nearly age appropriate literature. We will need to find good textbook to work out of. The student was really interested in learning Spanish. I talked to the student about pronunciation and linking vocabulary words to make full sentences. I left them with practice material; they will work with sticky cards at home. "
"We covered ser and estar, as well as some vocabulary. She was struggling mostly with word order in sentences. She was enthusiastic as ever. I gave her a rhyme in order to know when to use ser and when to use estar. I will leave additional worksheets for her to work on. No scores or grades to note progress. No concerns."