Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we focused on reflexive verbs and verbs like gustar which use indirect object pronouns. We first went over what a direct an indirect object is by using examples in English and then in Spanish. The student understood both concepts without a problem. After that we started creating sentences using encantar, fascinar, interesar, etc. He understands this but needs to practice more and memorize the indirect object pronouns. We also review reflexive verbs like maquillarse, levantarse, lavarse, banarse, etc. and practice forming sentences with them. He needs to work on when to use indirect object (me, te, le, nos, os, le) and the reflexive pronouns (me, te, se, nos, os, se). For homework he had to come up with ten sentences using the vocabulary words and verbs, although we did most of them I assigned him five more so he can practice further."
"The session was a continuation of last session, having different exercises to asses on subject pronouns (direct and indirect). The session also included part of an assessment that the student's mother asked me to design for the student in order to measure his strengths and weaknesses. The assessment is still in progress of being structured. The student finished a few oral and written quizzes, and did well in all. These were all based on the past lessons. The student was cooperative and showed progress and understanding. He was left with extra practice concerning the assessment."
"The student did not have any homework tonight, since they just took a test in his class. Going over the test in class, he identified that the part he struggled with most we're the verb conjugations, especially the stem-changing verbs in certain forms. We spent the majority of this session practicing these conjugations in chart form. I wrote the verbs and their meanings, and had the student conjugate them. He got the hang of it and was able to do them without mistakes by the end. Once we did the ones that were on the test we decided to get a jump start on the stem changing verbs for the next section (the o - ue verbs) and the student easily understood those. With the remaining time we went over past workbook exercises that he had gotten wrong to correct them for practice. The session went very smoothly."