Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has started writing a short story in Spanish. He seems to be very motivated in the piece of fiction is creating, which would be very useful for him to practice writing and for me to help him with reviewing grammar, spelling, and writing out of his continuous creation. I am also looking ahead to engaging him in conversations, a skill that also needs attention and would help improve his overall Spanish."
"Today we covered a lot of new vocabulary as well as continued our practice on verb conjugations. We focused today on irregular verbs, including stem changing verbs, and some of the more common verbs. The student is doing much better with verbs and understanding how to use and conjugate them."
"We reviewed the use of the past participle in the adjective form as well as how to use it in the present perfect and the passive voice. We worked on examples and forming sentences practicing all three uses of the past participle."
"The student did a great job staying on task. Specifically, we worked on listening skills and comprehension. She also learned how to use possessives in Spanish. I read passages from stories written in Spanish; she listened and provided meaning. I provided guidance with unknown words. The student reviewed colors (rojo, verde, azul, cafe, amarillo, anaranjado, morado, rosado, negro, and blanco), and learned new words: cereza, platano, manzana, pepinos, calabaza, nieve, arana, and cielo. She practiced the new material by filling in the correct answer and by providing the correct conjugation of the verbs presented in sentences. Overall, the student had a great session. She was focused. The student mentioned that her grades have improved; she's raised her grade in Spanish from a "C" to a "B." Way to go!"
"The student wanted to look at vocabulary related to daily routine covered in class. He wrote some sentences using the new words and we reviewed the structure of reflexive verbs to apply to the sentences too. I also gave him some fill in the blank sentences, and I introduced him to the conjugation of the preterite (past tense)."
"For our last session, the student and I focused on more specific concepts than we had been able to do previously. The bulk of the session was looking at informal commands and using online exercises to practice conjugating them differently depending on if they're affirmative or negative. We then moved onto formal commands and took a similar approach, practicing the conjugations with online exercises. We also took a look at using reflexive verbs and their reciprocal forms, ending the session with demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. I advised her to take advance of the online exercises provided for practice, and to make sure she is familiar with the concepts outlined in her study guide before the final exam."