Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and tutor met in order to help the student prepare for her upcoming Spanish test tomorrow. The tutor first reviewed the conjugations of the verb ser and then progressed to other topics which the student had told her would be on the exam. This included a review of possessive pronouns and adjectives as well as more reinforcement of comparative structures and phrases involving the verb tener, i.e. tener hambre, frio, calor."
"In this session we worked on vocabulary and grammar for the student's quiz. The topic was on wellbeing and feelings. We worked on vocabulary that address both verbs "ser" and "estar". The use of these two verbs is crucial because one expresses feelings, while the other one, "ser" express traits that never change. We worked on exercises to put this new material into practice. He did well and the session was very productive."
"We spent a lot of time reviewing the indirect objects. We did fill in the blank and translation. Then we practiced some boot verbs and added these into our examples so that he applied both concepts together. We discussed a couple of vocal ideas, patterns for boot verbs and IO. I gave him several boot verbs to practice with."
"The student has an exam tomorrow and we reviewed all the sections for the exam, including i>e stem changing verbs, the past tense of the verb ir, the verb gustar, superlatives, and positive and negative opposites."
"We had a very thorough session today as it was our last one before the student's final exam. We spent time going through his most recent exam and going over some of the concepts that it entailed (which will be very prevalent on the final). We then went over many of the new concepts that were taught since the last exam, as this is the first time he will be tested on that material. He did quite well with the material and I am optimistic that he will do quite well on his final. He has come a very long way since we have started working together."
"We practiced using the past tense of regular and a few irregular verbs. The student needs to work on learning the different verb endings and memorize vocabulary for his upcoming test. I asked him to create sentences (both oral and written) using the vocabulary from his textbook. I also gave him a handout with the past tense of some common irregular verbs and asked him to focus on the ones he doesn't know, and practice those before our next meeting. He'll write out at least ten sentences using those verbs, and we'll look at them at our next session."