Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I studied for his quiz on the preterite vs. imperfect. I brought practice questions for him and we also completed several paragraphs online as practice. I reviewed the irregulars for the imperfect and covered the verbs that change meaning in the preterite. I also verbally quizzed him on the conditions that require the imperfect and imperfect/ preterite trigger words. I left him with some study tips."
"The student and I started an introduction to animal vocabulary, then moved on to short conversation and question practice about animals. Later, we worked on describing animals and translating those descriptions. Finally, we did an introduction to the preterite tense, with a basic explanation of why we use it and a thorough grammatical step-by-step. We followed explanation with some controlled gap fill practice, and then we worked into a few spontaneously produced sentences in the preterite. We ended the session with a review of directions and the animal vocabulary from the beginning of the lesson."
"We covered present progressive, present participle, and conditional verb forms in more detail. I had the student take several quizzes to reinforce the material covered; provided links to websites as additional resources, particularly for learning the irregular verb forms for each of those listed previously."
"The client is preparing for two upcoming quizzes. First, he has a quiz on ten new verbs this Friday. We did several practice runs through the list, including from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. He also practiced pronunciation and spelling. Then we worked on vocabulary for a quiz on Monday. Again, we practiced from different directions to reinforce the material and I emailed him a practice test sheet to use until the quizzes, based on our work together."
"The student and I worked on the preterit and imperfect in Spanish, the difference between the two, and how to conjugate irregular verbs. He mostly learned quite quickly, but made a small mistake here and there when he got plural and singular for second person mixed up. We will continue to work on this. I asked him questions like "would you like another problem/ example or would you like to move on?" to gauge the pace at which we were going."
"The student and I studied for her quiz tomorrow, which is on vocabulary and being able to transcribe sentences. She worked really hard on listening and writing quickly, and I saw improvement in the hour and a half that we worked."