Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked more with pronouns. The student uploaded another worksheet from his class that involved making sentences using subject pronouns, direct object pronouns and indirect object pronouns, all in conjunction with each other. One section of the worksheet was dedicated to verbs that are conjugated like gustar (e.g. encantar, interesar, entusiasmar, importar, etc.), and in another section object pronouns had to be used together with prepositions. The student did very well. He feels that he's making progress but he wants to continue to review tomorrow and Wednesday so that he is totally prepared for Thursday's test."
"Today we worked with direct and indirect object pronouns and their placement, and discussed an upcoming homework assignment. We also talked about grammar in general, and strategies for remembering the correct sequence of tenses. Overall, the student has a great sense of what she needs to work on, and is making wonderful progress with recalling the correct grammar usage in different situations. In our upcoming session, we will work on comprehensive verb conjugations and listening and speaking skills."
"This session we covered the theme of family and community and practiced the exam portions of multiple choice and the persuasive essay. The student struggles to auto-correct when speaking, but she is improving dramatically. She is devoted and open minded. The strategies we included were identifying the correct, opposite, partial, and random answers in multiple choice and reviewing a planning template for the persuasive essay. She has the lexicon to review for extra practice. I definitely see progress in her speaking in her use of complex vocabulary. A win for her is she said that the readings seemed "much easier." This is a testament to her improvement and her use of our reviewed strategies."
"We covered the different moods of subjunctive and did reading passages. The student struggles most with speaking Spanish. Has shown great improvement since the beginning of course. He was motivated and did very well on our reading comprehension exam. I have assigned an essay and some reading comprehension questions."
"The student and I conversed in Spanish for the first 20 minutes just to warm up her speaking skills (which will be tested in the interpersonal speaking section of the test). She and I then covered a long reading comprehension passage from an official AP practice test. We read it in detail, paying particular attention to vocabulary, authorial intention, and the overall structure of the passage. We then tackled the questions, covering some answer strategies (independent of the given passage) in the process. A very fun, productive session!!"
"Concepts: Review all grammar topics for Final Exam and school guide review. Reading and pronunciation."