Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did really well today as he mainly worked on his two page homework assignment. He was having trouble with verb stem changing in Spanish but after this session he really understood it well. He had no trouble completing his homework once I explained it to him. He said this session really benefited him."
"We covered a homework and a quiz. The student was able to speak Spanish and know more vocabulary words she wrote down as keywords for future reference. She is in the process of learning. She learned very quickly, and she has a lot of enthusiasm in learning. We used her school materials, but I incorporated grammar tips as well."
"We focused on working with the preterite tense by doing practice problems and readings. We also spent time going over the imperfect and the differences between using the preterite vs. the imperfect. The student seemed very energetic and eager to go above and beyond what he's currently learning at school. Studying a brand new Spanish tense can be intimidating, but he wholeheartedly dove into the lesson. I left him with 12 pages of grammar worksheets, focusing on the preterite regular verbs, irregular verbs, stem-changing verbs, and using both preterite and imperfect verbs together. He told me at the end of the session that he earned an 85% on a recent Spanish test (the most current grade since we started together)."
"The student has started learning about the imperfect tense in class, so we went over a short writing assignment in which she had to write about a hypothetical or real accident she had using the imperfect tense. She had a quiz later in the week, so I also quizzed her on the imperfect endings and I think she is ready. She has a lot of confidence in what she knows and her grades in class are wonderful."
"I started off our session with having the student write to me in the preterite tense about his previous day. He did great as far as learning the suffixes that replace the AR/IR/ER endings. For the rest of the time, we did this really great exercise where I would tell him a sentence in English and he would first have to identify whether I stated a sentence in the preterite, imperfect, future, present progressive, or present perfect tense. Afterwards, he had to translate the sentence using the rules of that tense."
"The student and I went over his quiz, and then I showed him an online game that has many quizzes he can use to practice grammar. He seemed excited and really engaged in the game. Whenever he chose an answer, we tried to speak about why it was correct or incorrect. His quiz grade was a much higher grade than his other grades, so he is showing progress in assignments. His vocabulary is going well, so I am curious to see how he does when he is introduced to a new grammar topic soon."