Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on several topics. The student has a test and we reviewed the imperfect form, reflexives, conjugation of verbs and use of the previously learned vocabulary. The review packet took most of the time of our session today, but was very good in helping her remember what she had learned and learn new things. She is also preparing for an oral presentation about "Dia de los Muertos" which included the preparation of an 8-sentence paragraph to describe certain aspects of the main character in the Dia de los Muertos display. She chose Walter E. Disney."
"The student worked on completing his homework for that night while reviewing both vocabulary and the conjugation of both regular and irregular verbs in the preterite tense. We also practiced vocabulary from the current unit to help prepare him for his vocabulary quiz. He will create a set of flashcards for this vocabulary online and continue to review this on his own before taking the quiz."
"We began our tutoring session by having the student describe to me what happened during his Halloween. We were able to learn new vocabulary through this and make good use of the preterite tense. Next, we went over the perfect tenses that require a conjugation of Haber and a suffix of ado for AR verbs and Ido for IR/ER verbs. He received a refresher of how the present perfect is used when we express a past action that still affects the present. In English it is like using has, hasn't, have and haven't."
"We went over last week's vocabulary and grammar (reflexive verbs, getting ready verbs, present progressive), and began the next week's lesson (shopping vocab and "gustar" verb conjugations)."
"Today we reviewed telling time. We did some translations, question and answer, and workbook exercises. Because some of the exercises involved daily schedules and reflexive verbs, I introduced the concept to the student. She seemed to understand. I don't think that they have talked about it in class yet so I didn't do too much with it, but just touched on it so she could recognize the verbs and understand their structure. We continued doing exercises in the workbook and did more reading comprehension exercises. Everything she reads, I make her say aloud and her pronunciation is really improving."
"The student did well today in his session. He mainly worked on completing several Spanish homework assignments that he had. His assignments were about the Mayan people which included a passage to read in Spanish and questions to answer afterwards."