Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered present, preterite, and imperfect conjugations for Spanish 2 verbs. We did that in isolation as well as in a fill-in-the-blank exercises. The student was very engaged and seems to really want to do well in his upcoming exam and overall class. He is going to use a computer program he knows to create flashcards for vocabulary development, specifically verbs. He is also going to practice conjugating verbs. These tasks serve as both study skills and extra practice. He has a great attitude and a desire to do well in Spanish. I shared a relatively accessible article and links to songs in Spanish for enrichment and engagement, and he was very keen on checking them out."
"The student and I reviewed her new vocabulary and quizzed on new words. We also practiced writing sentences using her new vocabulary with double negatives and "hace + tiempo + que + verbo en presente" and "hace + tiempo + que + no + verbo en presente." She did a great job and really picked up the pattern fast."
"The student and I went over her Spanish Lab homework that is due on Sunday night. The homework focused on present tense, subjunctive, and past participle verbs. We also did several listening activities about Spanish and American culture as well as recording activities. She has a few more recording activities left to do and a few short answers to complete. She will email or text me over the weekend if she has questions."
"The session went very well. We worked on reflexive pronouns and verbs. We did a lot of practice exercises because the student has a test tomorrow. She did her homework. She is ready for tomorrow's test and she was very happy about."
"The student and I continued to cover writing skills working on gender agreement, plurality agreement, the difference between "estar" and "ser," as well as past tense in the preterite form. She finished two brief reflection questions today. When she returns to class, she will need more reinforcement of vocab and syntax."
"In Tuesday's session, we first reviewed the preterite because it was an area the student wanted to go over again. I gave him several pages of notes with rules and examples so he could continue to review the material in his own time. We then reviewed for his quiz on Thursday by going over his vocab for the section and trying to come up with clever memory tricks to help him remember the meanings of the words. We also went over the grammar point for the section in preparation for his quiz-- how to conjugate the verb doler and other verbs like doler. We did examples involving the vocab for the section. I advised him to leave the material alone for the evening and come back to it the next day so that he could determine how much of the material is sinking in. I'm confident he will do well on his quiz."