Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we began by reviewing how to conjugate -ar verbs in the past, including stem changes for verbs ending in -car, -gar, and -zar. We then went on to review the chapter's vocabulary in-depth, including having the student transcribe and translate the words. Her ability to correctly spell Spanish words based on hearing only is very good. She will continue to practice the vocabulary. I also left her with an assignment on days of the week in Spanish -- the names and how to use them."
"I introduced myself and then the student talked about her and explained why she wants to learn Spanish. Today we reviewed the Spanish alphabet, and I explained the way it should be pronounced. She has good Spanish pronunciation, and she also has knowledge about the grammatical categories, such as a noun, adjective, adverb, etc. We practiced the gender and number of nouns and articles. The conjugation of the verb SER was covered today. I will send her a program or syllabus for the next Spanish sessions."
"The student and I worked on a variety of topics to help him review for a quiz. We reviewed vocabulary through an interactive conversation and drawing game. Additionally, we practiced a restaurant dialogue. I recommended that he review this material to prepare for his exam."
"Today we got a jump start reviewing material for the student's next chapter. This included review of the vocabulary (on travel) and the preterite (past tense). I introduced the conjugations for the preterite of regular ending -ar, -er and -ir verbs and she caught on very quickly. We practiced each of these using various verbs in conjugation exercises (direct conjugation, fill-in-the-blank and speaking exercises). We then continued practice of verb conjugation while incorporating her new vocabulary into those sentences. She is off to a good start in learning the material for the new chapter."
"We continued working on Spanish vocab for an upcoming quiz. Student mastered a few more words but should study more over the next few days in order to be ready. Student has improved in Spanish class."
"We practiced conjugating irregular verbs. We first reviewed the meaning of some of the verbs that the student had studied in class. Then we did a multiple choice exercise based on stem changing verbs. I reminded him of the rule (when to make the changes- with 'Yo', 'Tu', 'El, Ella, Usted' and 'Ellos, Ellas, Ustedes'. He was successful at choosing most of the answers. The next activity listed verb forms to conjugate and write in Spanish. After each exercise, we also talked about the meaning of the verbs in English. To help him achieve his best, I encouraged him to double-check for missing letters and also ensure that the subject and verb endings matched."