Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I drilled on verb/ subject connections and making of simple sentences with adjective agreement. We also did some conjugation practice and reviewed comparatives. We focused on negative sentences and negative word usage, and reviewed free form writing."
"We reviewed and corrected some homework assignments the student had. We also reviewed 'por' and 'para' and he has a test coming up soon on a couple of chapters with everything we went over. Also, he had a listening assignment and the first time around he missed two out of the ten questions. I told him that he can re-listen to the audio to listen out for the questions he missed, especially since he only gets three chances to correct the wrong answers. There was also an activity where he recorded his repetition of a few vocabulary words and he did a good job with his accent and pronunciation of each word. I gave him a couple of practice quizzes and so far he took one and scored 80% and I will make a couple more for him by Sunday, our next meeting."
"We went over translating between English and Spanish and recognizing patterns of translation by finding similarities between words and phrases. The student was very active throughout the session, and she very much enjoyed the part where we did a mini "cultural" lesson. I shared terms and words that were used at a colloquial level for Spanish."
"Today was a good lesson again! The student remembered the spellings for the conjugations of some irregular verbs that I threw his way (pedir/decir). For new material, we learned different ways to say "this" and "that": este barco, este (barco implied), or esto (concept/thing that's not masc. or feminine). We learned a useful phrase ("Que significa eso?"). We also learned 2 new verbs and some of their conjugations: poner (to put), and meter (to put in). Next session, we'll plan on continuing to practice these verbs by me giving him simple phrases in English or Spanish that he'll have to translate into the opposite language."
"We went over vocabulary and reviewed the pluscuamperfecto in grammar. It is good to see that the student is improving! Her goal is to receive a B by the end of the semester, and I believe that we can get there!"
"The student and I worked on her next online homework assignment. The assignment covered many grammatical topics, including the use of ser vs. estar, the present progressive verb tense, and the use of direct object pronouns. We will focus on these grammatical concepts in more detail during our next session. I also instructed her to make vocabulary flashcards for the new vocab in this chapter."