Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered preterite vs imperfect and reviewed present tense verbs. We also played a game. I used a lot games and put files on my notebook app, which allowed us to edit on the screen."
"Today the student and I worked with some newly introduced reflexive verbs, working specifically on a worksheet her teacher gave her. We too worked conjugating the new reflexive verbs (some of which are irregular) in the preterite tense. Though the preterite tense can prove difficult, especially with irregular verbs, it seems as if she is getting a better and better handle on the use of this tense with every passing week. During the next week she expects to get a rough draft back of a Spanish essay she wrote, so we will work on perfecting that when the time comes. Overall she is doing very well, it is just a matter of repetition and practice at this point."
"The student and I worked on the past tense of regular verbs. We approached the topic through several activities. First, I gave him a chart to review the conjugation of these verbs. Then, we practiced a few verbs together. He then proceeded to solve two practice quizzes on the subject, and we discussed any questions he got wrong. To end our session, as we normally do, we focused on conversational fluency by discussing activities he did in the past few days."