Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Since we had covered a lot of ground in the past couple of weeks, we used this week's class to focus on consolidation and filling in any gaps or answering questions that the student had. We spent most of the class doing conversational practice, incorporating what he had learned about present tense verbs, describing people and feelings, and talking about interests and preferences using gustar-like verbs. We also did a systematic review of possessive pronouns, which we had only touched on in a piecemeal fashion before. He is showing significant improvement in his ability to hold a continuous conversation, rather than just speaking in a few discrete phrases."
"We began with our usual conversation and then discussed a couple of the exercises that the student has been working on dealing with adverbs, number/gender, and some vocabulary."
"After getting a sense of student's skill level during the introductory session, I prepared activities that would strengthen the student's vocabulary and grammar. Student was asked to read an article aloud and translate each sentence. Student tripped over a few words, and I kept track of which building-block words he had missed. Student then transferred these building-block words to index cards so he would have flash cards. Student also learned how to make a verb-conjugation flip book. We filled the book with the six most commonly used verbs in Spanish and conjugated them in the present tense. The session ended with reading and translating another Spanish-language article. The articles were derived from the children's section of the Argentinian government's website."