Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We had another good session. We went over math, mostly focusing on the new topic the student is working on: solving monomial expressions. After some practice, she showed real progress and seems to have a good grasp of the topic. We also reviewed another assignment she had done (finding angles in triangles), and she had done excellently on that. Finally, we reviewed a new list of confusing English words I had brought. She is slowly gaining confidence in her abilities."
"The student and I chatted about our week in Spanish. She also told me about a trip she took last spring, using the preterite. We practiced a little fill-in-the-blank preterite, then we moved on to the imperfect. We reviewed the verb forms for the imperfect and practiced fill-in-the-blanks, then we did a short translation activity. For homework, she is going to tell me about what she did when she was younger, in the imperfect. She would like to continue practicing the preterite and imperfect, so we will mainly do so through practice talking. She is a great student!"
"The student and I began by reviewing the present, preterit, imperfect, conditional, future, and subjunctive tenses through translating various verbs and sentences. He did a great job remembering the conjugation of both the regular and irregular verbs in each tense, and we then moved on to our first review of the present perfect since looking at it briefly a couple months ago. He remembered the past participles and the proper conjugation of "haber" here as well, and in the coming weeks we will get into more of the perfect tenses for each of those we've been reviewing every session."
"During the last session, the student struggled with the new vocabulary and expressions, so we dedicated the whole class to reviewing the content that we haven't seen since the beginning of the course through games, activities, and role plays."
"The student did excellent in this session as we mainly completed his worksheet assignment for Spanish. We also studied various vocabulary terms that he had. He wrote them on note cards and reviewed them arduously so that I can quiz them. He did very well."
"The student recounted his past weeks practicing his use of the past tense (both imperfect and preterite). We talked about trying to read more at his level. He will acquire books to read that are leveled better (less dense literature and more of a young adult level) to help him identify, recognize, and eventually use more past tense verbs."