Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the conjugations of "to go" and worked on sentences involving people or animals, where they go, and what they do there. I explained how Spanish verbs conjugate with a different spelling for each person/number, and how that is different from English. We also covered "gustar" (to be pleasing/to like), and the direct object pronouns that are used in conjunction with it. The student created a game with the vocab we used in this exercise, and then we played several games to review vocabulary (Bingo, Tenzi, and Guess Who). Their memory for vocabulary is very good!"
"When I came in, the student already had his five vocabulary words written down and was ready to say them. He made me smile because every one of those words had an "ll" or a "j" which are pronounced differently in Spanish than in English. The student did a good job of coming up with five words. Then we went on to our textbook. We went over words of objects in the home. We walked around the house and pointed to objects to see if the boys could say what each was called in Spanish. Afterwards, we looked at their dictionary book which was on a "jardin", a garden, which had been one of the student's words."
"Today we did more practice on verbs ending in -er. We also did an intense review of collected vocabulary ranging from greetings and salutations to days of the week. I had the student form sentences in our session verbally and on paper using questions and responses, and in addition had him write a fake "AB Format " conversation which he read out loud. Today he made significant progress."
"We started our class by going over the conjugations of -IR and -ER verbs in the present tense and then went over the essential verbs in Spanish like querer, poder, tener, venir, and poner. We then moved on to using the verb estar to talk about emotions and temporary physical states. Finally, we built on the basic family vocabulary surrounding the family by adding more family members (aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, etc.)."
"Today, the students and I focused on regular verbs, asking questions, and practiced conversation. As always, they are so dedicated to learning the language and are perfect students."
"The student and I spent the session discussing American politics and foreign affairs. He wants to prepare for his upcoming speech in which he will be answering questions entirely in French. He continues to build his confidence in speaking clearly and using complex terms."