Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's assignments from the last week, and talked about the few problems she ran into. We began working on reflexive verbs. We also talked a little about pronunciation and learning to roll her "r" in Spanish."
"We did a review of preterite/ imperfect and imperative at the beginning. New vocab: pintar (to paint) and que viene (next). Went over uses of por and para. Next time we will go over comparative and superlative adjectives and negative and affirmative indefinite expressions."
"The student has a quiz on Spanish-speaking countries on Wednesday. She is expected to know each country's capital and the corresponding demonym. We studied Central/South America, the Caribbean, and Europe (Spain). She felt more comfortable after labeling her map and practicing, and we both agreed that flashcards would help in studying for the quiz. I requested that she obtain a syllabus from her teacher, and she will be bringing home the textbook associated with the class so we can get an idea of the material for this school year."
"The client is studying Spanish II in high school. Today, he had a new vocabulary list and told me he has a test tomorrow. We've worked together before and learned through experience that it's best to concentrate on one section at a time and put the words in context. We practiced making sentences with as many of the vocabulary words as possible, conjugated the verbs, and paid attention to spelling and pronunciation."
"Today was our first tutoring session. The student did really well! We were able to complete a review of multiple sessions and assignments. We started with some reading comprehension. We read a story about a trip to Mexico, Central America, and South America. She then had to answer a couple of questions about the reading. The student did a very good job translating the story from Spanish to English. She knew most of the words. After that, we focused on reflexive verbs. We studied what reflexive verbs are, how to distinguish between reflexive verbs and non-reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns. We reviewed a couple of examples by using a step-by step approach: first, find the verb. Second, determine the verb's form (-yo, -tu, -el/-ella). Then, choose the reflexive pronoun based on the verb form. Finally, conjugate the verb. We also reviewed irregular reflexive verbs."
"Today we focused on the student's exam tomorrow. We went over vocabulary. We went over the present perfect. We went over relative pronouns and the difference between (qui) and that/which (que). We went over indirect object pronouns. We did many translation exercises. The student has shown great improvement in translating, as well as memorizing. I hope she continues to review present perfect constructions."