Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the chapter 5 test review in her math book. We covered converting decimals into fractions and percents as well as working with percents. We also worked on simple interest problems and covered distributive property. Overall, she did a great job of solving these problems; however, she required some review during the session. I reminded her to be very careful when she worked on these problems so as to avoid making simple mistakes."
"We continued to study chapter 3 in the student's school curriculum. We practiced asking and answering simple questions; we conjugated new verbs and worked on memorizing new vocabulary. She needs to work on her confidence in oral exercises in Spanish. We will continue to work on that."
"The student and I met for our first tutoring session on Wednesday. We started by checking in about her Spanish knowledge. She shared with me the material she uses in class. We are going to work with the same material that her school uses. We reviewed how gender and numbers work in Spanish in the basic present tense. We worked as well with the verb "me gusta / me gustan" and saw the different situations and when to use them. She did excellent work, and she was very active during the class, paying attention and asking questions all the time. I asked her to write some sentences by herself in order to see her Spanish level. It was a pleasure to work with her and to begin to get to know her. I look forward to our next session!"
"We went over the student's vocabulary list several times. We also practiced -ar, -er, and -ir verbs, both regular and stem-changing. Towards the end of the session, we worked on forming sentences. Throughout, we talked about the most effective ways to study Spanish."
"The focus of our one-hour session was vocabulary and writing complete sentences using the verb "tener." The student thrived with the material we covered. His application of the verb tener is nearly flawless. Because of his grasp of the material, we also focused on proper sentence structure. This covered identifying what the infinitive means and how Spanish grammar maneuvers around the use of the possessive. The strongest connections were made with an understanding of the equivalent infinitive in English."
"The student mentioned that he was not very comfortable with conjugation, so we decided to devote the session to practice and learning the rules. We covered the conjugation of present form for words ending in -ar, -er, and -ir. We went over the rules and exceptions for the conjugation of verbs in present form for different pronouns. We practiced the conjugation of several words ending in -ar and -er/-ir. We continued to drill until he felt confident about conjugating any verb I would throw at him. We also went over the translation of the phrases he was conjugating, and I quizzed him on the verbs we were using such as correr, hablar, estudiar, and leer. He did well and was able to stay focused. His vocabulary is improving, and he seems to feel more comfortable in letting me know in what areas he needs assistance."