Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began vocabulary study of clothing and seasons, reviewing colors and parts of the body in the process. Reviewed adjective agreement with nouns, and used the verbs "ponerse" and "llevar" in the context of clothing. At the end of the session, both students and I played one of their card games, using Spanish vocabulary."
"We had a great session yesterday! The student had done her homework (working on formal and informal conjugation) and felt like she had a good grasp on the concept. We also talked about Thanksgiving (its history, vocabulary, and such) and did an exercise describing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. We also did a little more work with conjugation."
"The student's textbooks have arrived and since our last meeting she has worked on learning some phrases associated with greeting and introducing people. Today we talked more about the rendering of nouns, definite and indefinite articles, and basic noun/adjective syntax rules. On Monday I plan to work with her more on other grammatical points, such as pronouns (subjective, objective, reflexive) and the usage rules for "ser" and "estar," which we just touched on today."
"The student's teacher assigned 3 chapters' worth of Spanish homework in order to catch up to the rest of the class. We were able to finish only the first section, Chapter 5, on identifying Spanish numbers. She also asked me to help review her Pre-Algebra homework assignment on estimations and calculating means, modes, and determining outliers."
"We corrected exercises (poder, dormir) on an online app and went over the student's homework. We talked about and went over the interview he conducted for his assignment next week. We also worked in two essay questions that he needed to prepare."
"Today we did the possessive and reflexive pronouns and learned about numbers up to one million, two million and so on. Also practice the de and del form and left him homework to practice the de and del forms."
"The student and I started in chapter 3 with the topics we have already covered. We reviewed and added to the vocabulary list we have been creating and did some reading, writing and speaking activities. I told the student to review the vocabulary for chapter 4 and have it written in his journal for our next session."
"During today's session, the student had prepared specific questions she wanted us to translate. We talked about the preterite conjugations she practiced online. I introduced the subjunctive since it'd be very useful. For the next session, I gave her verbs to memorize in the new tense and some phrases to prepare and correct."
"Today, the student needed help with learning the preterite tense for a quiz she had the following day. After going through the regular conjugations, she worked through her online homework questions. The fill-in-the-blank questions were not that difficult for her. With continued practice, she will get the hang of the tense! We also made flashcards for the words associated with the past (yesterday, last week, last year... etc.)."
"It was a pleasure to meet the student! We talked a little about his class and the instructor, as well as what kinds of tutoring have been successful for him in the past. Then we proceeded to review Imperatives. He picked it up so quick that we moved on to the content in his book for the upcoming week!"
"We learned about the verb "gustar," and how to use it. Along with that, we talked about sports vocabulary and watched an interactive video on the Internet about the verb "gustar" and sports. She seemed engaged in this lesson."
"During this session, I had the student practice the present progressive by translating a few phrases from English to Spanish. She did a good job in this exercise. After, I had her continue to practice por vs. para with a few worksheets. She did well in these worksheets as well. For homework, I asked her to watch a short video, and to write 10 facts about the Dominican Republic."