Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session was used to review the points in the oral presentation: how to talk about herself, her family, house, school, and activities at home. We studied the vocabulary to identify parts of a house, the names of different pieces of furniture, colors, adjectives, and conjugated verbs in the past tense. The student is improving her pronunciation. She just needs to practice more memorization of vocabulary. She's trying hard. She spoke to me doing the oral presentation review. I had her repeat every sentence that she said with pronunciation mistakes until she pronounced it correctly. We also checked a quiz and I explained why some answers were wrong. Her assignment is to study vocabulary and practice her oral presentation until she can say it correctly."
"The students and I finished working on the review packet started last week. The concepts included direct, indirect, reflexive verbs, identifying incorrect/correct use of verbs and vocabulary words, and identifying expressions from other countries. We will be reviewing a new packet that includes a review of preterite/imperfect, direct, indirect, and reflexive objects as well as vocabulary and other verb uses."
"Today we began with conversation in Spanish and talked about what we did over the weekend. Next we warmed up with a few por and para practice questions. Then, I had the student translate several English sentences to Spanish. Additionally, we covered more medical related vocabulary such as injuries and internal organs. Later we learned about a few verbs that change meaning depending on whether the verb is conjugated in the preterit or the imperfect. We finished with a few practice problems covering this topic."
"The student and I covered vocabulary terms and went over negative and affirmative commands. He struggled with rote memorization, which is normal for most students. However, it's imperative that he continues to practice. He had a good attitude, as always, with learning. I instructed him to practice more using a Spanish dictionary."
"We reviewed topics that will be covered in the student's final exam. We covered the subjunctive tense, and when to use subjunctive versus present. We moved into commands, then the future and conditional. We finished up with past imperfect and present perfect. The student made note cards and wrote down page numbers from the green book to go to for extra study practice. I think he will do well on the final."
"The student and I reviewed after our long break. We spent a good deal of time differentiating between the singular personal subjects vs. plural; this will be essential for understanding moving forward and it is the subject of her homework. We worked through the subject-to-subject conjugations of ser and estar as well. Next week we will continue the assignment and incorporate personal pronouns."