Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed a study guide for a test that the student has tomorrow. He is definitely ready for the grammar part, and is almost ready for the vocabulary part. I helped walk him through some of the meanings of the sentences that he didn't know and encouraged him to study his flashcards several times before taking the test. As always, he did a wonderful job."
"We practiced future and conditional tenses, mostly through online activities. We also looked ahead to present perfect subjunctive and refreshed the student's memory on present perfect indicative. We also looked at an activity to practice vocabulary, looking at key words and finding cognates to understand Spanish to Spanish definitions."
"The student had a presentation he needed to prepare for discussing his childhood in the imperfect tense. November 9 is when the students will present, so hopefully a week will be enough time for him to prepare. The teacher places importance on memorization, so I helped him make note cards to memorize. I also helped him to understand the difference between present progressive and imperfect progressive because he has a quiz on it soon."
"The student did really well in tonight's session as we covered and reviewed car, gar and zar verbs and we conjugated them. He really understands them well and knows the meanings of the verbs and conjugations and when to use them also. He is ready for his upcoming test in my opinion and he says he is as well."
"Since the student just had his exam on Friday, I thought today we would take it easy and focus on speaking. We talked specifically about the vocabulary from the new chapter: furniture and rooms in the house. I showed him different pictures and we spoke about what was in them. For example, he described an extremely messy room in a comic strip, and told me the furniture that was in the picture. His accent and spoken Spanish have really improved!"
"Today, the student and I celebrated her increasing grades in Spanish 2. We went over preterit verbs. We went over and did exercises for -ar, -er, and -ir endings. Then we went over possessive adjectives, as well as indicative pronouns, in all of their variations. We created flashcards for each of the types of pronouns and adjectives. We also did exercises for these types of words. Then we went over a few of her new vocabulary words, and worked on some of her assigned worksheets. Then we went over basic rules of grammar. Her efforts are paying off."