Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued practicing with indirect and direct object pronouns. We used a jeopardy game online with varying levels of difficulty of answering questions and rewriting sentences using the pronouns. We also found some review pages in the student's textbook for further practice. As with previous weeks, the words he had questions about were written down and used as a list to make sentences with for extra practice."
"This was our first session. The student needs to review previously covered topics in all his subjects. In Spanish, he has room for improvement in multiple areas, including conversation, vocabulary, and grammar. We will focus on these areas in future sessions. Today, we concentrated on conjugation of verbs in the preterite and imperfect."
"The student and I covered more of the subjunctive. I brought a practice worksheet for her, on which she did well. I reviewed when the indicative is used instead of the subjunctive and I also reviewed how the "subjunctive indicators" indicate that the subjunctive will be used in the subordinate clause."
"The student and I worked out of his textbook in preparation for a test tomorrow. The main subject matter was "por vs. para." We pulled some exercises from the text, as well as constructing original sentences. He needed help a bit with the vocabulary, but agreed that creating flashcards would be a helpful method. He has a pretty good base knowledge in the language. I plan to bring in some of my own lesson plans for future sessions."
"Today we continued with conversation practice and we reviewed verb conjugations for the present tense, preterite tense and the future tense and also expressing future tense with ir + a + infinitive verb. The student was very motivated and receptive, as always, and did the homework I sent her and also wrote out a few sentences in Spanish. In the past couple of months, she has dramatically improved her vocabulary and comfort speaking in Spanish. She told me that she had conversed in Spanish with a native speaker she met and felt comfortable, whereas before she began the sessions with me she would not have felt as comfortable. I also reviewed the resources that I gave her to continue with conversational Spanish as well as to try to speak Spanish with her fiance when she is able."
"We covered the imperfect tense of Spanish verbs. The student showed good comprehension of the basics of the language and a good understanding of when to use the imperfect in regular speech given his unfamiliarity with the topic. I included some study skills."