Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over a common phrases worksheet practice, practiced conversation out loud, made flashcards with common phrases and words, practiced vocabulary with flashcards, and practiced vocabulary. The student did a great job. His recall of common phrases is great and we are beginning to have short conversations in Spanish. My next goal is to begin speaking more Spanish to him throughout the lesson. We also practiced using phrases such as "How do you say" and "What does _____ mean?" in Spanish. I left the student with the common phrases worksheet and his work notebook that has vocabulary words in it for practice. The student did very well!"
"I asked the student how his vocabulary study guide is going. Today's lesson concerns the distinction between POR and PARA. Like last week's lesson, we discussed the usage and context. He seems much more focused on the learning of these words. We would both love for him to ace the final exam!"
"The student had a package/study guide to review in preparation for her final exam. She's doing a lot better, but she struggles to recognize some of the more complex tenses in Spanish, like the present perfect subjunctive. I recommended that she go over the book "Advanced Spanish Step by Step.""
"In this session we worked on the subjunctive mode in the present tense. This is a different mode from the Indicative because it conveys wishes, desires, and commands that have not been fulfilled yet. We worked on its different uses in contrast to the indicative present tense. We worked on several exercises that covered its definition and exceptions. We made sure to write down the list of verbs that are regular and irregular. We conjugated them as well as their indicative form to see how they are different from each other. Finally we went over the vocabulary on means of transportation."
"Today, the student learned the indirect object pronouns and their applications in different scenarios. Then, he did several exercises, both with the use of the indirect object pronouns as of an affirmative sentence and combined with a direct object noun or pronoun. Although he understood the theory and applied it to the exercises very well, we will continue practicing the application of both the DO and the IO for a better understanding, specially before continuing with the verbs and the reflexive verbs."
"We practiced the use of the prepositions en, a, con, por, para, de, and entre. The student did a great job! The ones that he had wrong were the exceptions, so that means that we just need to focus on exceptions from now because those are the hard ones. We also talked about bad habits and addictions, trying to use new popular phrases. He was very fluent and very happy, and he learned so fast today. He used most of the new words in the right way at the first try."