Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The client has a test on irregular preterit. We outlined the 3 areas of irregular verbs in the preterit tense in Spanish, created a summary sheet so he can study it, and also went online and found practice quizzes. We used the learning platform to share screens and practiced pronunciation and spelling."
"I encouraged the student while reading through his story for homework, helping him with the unfamiliar vocabulary. As he answered the questions, I helped him with comprehension . He had two online assignments that needed to be done, and I verified that he had the answers correct, while explaining the difference between preterit and imperfect tense verbs."
"We went over the past participle, specifically the quiz the student took on the subject. He is still waiting on his grade for the redo. He says he did well. He and I conversed in Spanish, and analyzed song lyrics in Spanish (a great engagement and learning tool). We developed a new vocabulary list, for which he must visually represent ten words by the end of tomorrow night. He should send what he produces to my email address."
"The student and I covered the imperfect tense, preterite tense, and possession. We spent most of the session discussing the imperfect tense. She demonstrated a strong understanding of conjugations in this tense. I recommended that she spend some time memorizing common phrases used with the imperfect (these were provided in her notes). She struggled most with conjugating irregular verbs in the preterite. I recommended that she make a study guide with groups of irregular verbs (e.g., e to i stem changes). In addition to study guides, I suggested that she make flashcards for irregular verb conjugations. I left her with a sheet that briefly summarized what we covered today."
"In this session, we focused on the Spanish syntax involving word placement for singular objects, both direct and indirect, along with double direct objects. In particular, we even went so far as to observe that the particle "le", used for both male and female could be inherently ambiguous, and would rely either on context or previously expressed information in order to be able to determine whether the object was referring to male or female gender! The student did very well on this, and grasped all of the essential concepts!"
"We went over her main issues with IO/DO Pronouns and Prepositions, and did a full review of the vocab for her test tomorrow, as well as Irregular Verbs Preterito + Imperfecto. She completed 4 mini multiple choice tests, and a 40 question multiple choice test (70% correct). She also created 6 sentences on her own, and replaced the verbs of a complete paragraph."