Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The boys were throwing a ball around when I got there, so I used that to teach them vocabulary about kicking and throwing and hitting. They seemed to like that. We played Simon Says with parts of the body and then went outside to play Hide and Seek. During the game, they used the vocabulary for my turn, count to 25, let's play, your turn, I found you, etc."
"The students and I used a number of methods to review Spanish. They consistently answered my questions posed in Spanish with "si" or "no" answers, and we drew, played with blocks, and read, all with the goal of identifying Spanish equivalents to English words. Their vocabulary is good for their current level."
"We spent a good deal of time today in conversation, mostly at the beginning and at the end of our session. In between, we looked at exercises that the student had done from the next chapter in our reading text and grammar exercises using command forms of "nosotros" and "tu." We'll continue with these in the following weeks as they are somewhat challenging."
"Today, the student and I worked on creative writing, perspective, and test taking skills. She wrote a letter from the perspective of a farmer (1st person) and discussed the difference between omniscient and observant third person voice."
"The student had questions about pronouns in his homework assignment. We were able to break down the various pronouns; organize them into a visual aid; and discuss their various roles, functions, and contexts. After this, we had a lesson on reflexive verbs, DOP's, IOP's, reflexive pronouns, and how each of these pronouns behave when using commands or regular verb conjugation. The student then said he felt much better about this material. We will review this material again the next time we meet to check for retention and comprehension."
"We reviewed a lot of the verb tenses we had already covered and added the present progressive. We did a lot of practice conjugating verbs in all these tenses. We went over some Christmas vocabulary with a song and talked about the near future using ir + a + infinitive."