Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent most of the class today learning how to express likes, dislikes, and preferences in Spanish. We went over gustar and verbs like gustar and discussed the special grammatical structures surrounding these types of verbs. We then practiced using gustar and gustar-like verbs in conversation until the student got the hang of how to conjugate them and how they differed from normal verbs."
"The student was assigned two challenging handouts. New irregular verbs were introduced, and she was required to conjugate the words in preterit tense. We worked on as much as we could with these irregular verbs, and I suggested the student ask her teacher for further help after school on the rest of the advanced material. Preterit vocabulary words include the following: dormir, conseguir, seguir, pedir, poner, hacer, ser, estar, and ir."
"Today, we did an intense discovery of the verb 'gustar'. He did written activities along with verbal activities. We had more practice with the verbs 'tener', and 'querer' as well. We also did a big review of play conversation in regards to ordering food from a restaurant because the student will be going to a Spanish restaurant on Wednesday night to practice his Spanish."
"The student and I went over his math homework that covers graphing lines with slopes. The problems were not too challenging and he told me that he fully understands it. We then went over his Spanish homework that was a review from last week. I helped explain to him how to write things like "The doctor writes me a prescription." It was a good session."
"This session the student needed help studying for an upcoming Spanish test. It covered imperfect vs. preterite verbs. We went online to go over the descriptions of the different uses of the verbs. Then, I gave her a more concise explanation of how these verbs function differently. Then, I asked her to take two quizzes on identifying these verbs. I also assigned her some other exercises to do on her own to prepare her for the test."
"Today, we began our lesson by reviewing the sentence structure of the present perfect tense, following up with an interview based assignment that involved questions, and answers in the present perfect tense. The student was able to consistently form sentences in the tense as we continued to practice. I then discussed the simple past tense at length. We followed this up by reading through a passage from the story "Der Standhafte Zinnsoldat" which used both simple past and present perfect tenses. The student was able to recognize and translate various sentences in the two tenses; and we discussed new vocabulary as well as idiomatic phrases she had not seen before."