Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The concepts covered on this session were reflexive verbs and pronouns and conjugation verbs in the past preterite form. The student appeared to know the material well, she only struggled with a few reflexive verbs when she to compose sentences. She has a quiz tomorrow on the material reviewed today."
"The student will now have weekly tests on Fridays. She knows that this week will focus on vocabulary; then next week on grammar; then the following week on vocabulary again. She has planned the next few sessions with me to address those needs accordingly. After scanning all of this content, it is evident to me that she has a solid understanding. We focused most of our time today using, clarifying, and recycling this vocabulary set around holidays and celebrations. I spent most of our time together asking questions and speaking to her in Spanish. Not only does she know this target vocabulary well, but she has essentially mastered vocabulary that she would have learned in the past. Her comprehension is exceptional for a student at this level and she has built a great foundation. Excellent work!"
"We practiced the topics we saw in the last session, and I introduced how to pronounce the different letters of the alphabet to the student. She is very good with pronunciation. I included some index cards to help her remember the words and their meaning and how they are pronounced. We also agreed that we have to expand her vocabulary."
"We reviewed food related vocabulary. I tested the student on new vocabulary and practiced pronunciation. We practiced ordering food as if we were in a restaurant. We conjugated verbs, such as eat, drink, order, cook, in Spanish and used them in everyday conversation discussing favorite foods and restaurants. He did well and showed excitement about this very specific topic."
"We covered ser and estar, the two forms of "to be" in Spanish. I had written out different phrases and the student had to say whether it would go with ser or estar. We played "Go Fish" where she had to match the conjugated verb in Spanish to the English translation. Then she described her dream house to me. I suggested that she review her verbs and her prepositions again before our next meeting."
"Worked with the student to help him prepare for Spanish quiz on informal tu commands. Utilized both worksheets from class and other materials online to develop rules for both the affirmative and negative cases."