Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student told me that he has a test on indirect and direct object pronouns coming up, so we spent the session reviewing those. There is an online Spanish resource that has a few practice tests and quizzes with each lesson so he went through and completed those so that he could get plenty of practice. Based on his performance with those exercises, he should do great on his upcoming test. His extra practice for tonight is just to study a bit for his test wherever he feels he needs it."
"The student finished his commands project today. I reviewed his sentences and made sure everything was grammatically correct. We discussed presentation and neatness of his posters. We reviewed all the sentences and made sure he knew what everything meant. I'm confident he will get a good grade on this project."
"The student and I reviewed the food and kitchen vocabulary we began last time, and moved on with restaurant and ordering vocabulary. Additionally, we reviewed the present conditional and pronunciation of reviewed vocabulary words. This session, we focused more heavily on language chunks like "Lo siento" or "Cuanto cuesta esto?" We practiced speaking by writing, translating, and performing dialogues. She retained a lot of last session's vocabulary, and seemed more comfortable and confident overall."
"We reviewed affirmative commands (tu form). The student completed exercises on vocabulary to be covered on her next quiz. She knows most of the words. We started to review rules for the present progressive tense. She completed exercises. She has a good grasp of the grammatical concepts, and she is able to apply them."
"The student worked on Spanish command sentences. He studied for his upcoming test and reviewed the PowerPoint that his college professor posted on Blackboard. I helped him with conjugating several verbs and finding the correct Spanish infinitive. Specifically, he worked on the verbs cocinar, salir, sentar, tomar, estudiar, comer, and dormir. He was eager and focused throughout the session. He is always attentive and polite."
"Today, the student needed help writing sentences using the future tense, present tense, preterite tense, present progressive tense, and past perfect tense in Spanish. She had already started on the assignment in school earlier today, so she already had a good grasp on what to do. The only things she ever needed help with was knowing accent location on certain words, which is a minor issue that gets resolved with more practice and exposure to different words."