Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Earlier in the week, the student sent a couple of e-mails outlining topics he wanted to learn and review. During our session, we tackled a number of topics he requested: salutations/goodbyes, frequently used slang, time, commands, and direct object pronouns. I provided new materials dealing with direct object pronouns and commands. These materials were derived from online. We also looked through a Spanish-language newspaper and identified concepts we had previously discussed. I recommended that he consider purchasing a copy of the online workbook because this would provide him with a comprehensive source for his grammar questions and lots of practice materials."
"Reviewed pronunciation of the phrases. The student has been greatly improving his flow and pronunciation, it is apparent that he has been practicing and working on memorizing his list, as he listened to my advice and made flashcards which he has found very helpful."
"We continued with the conversations today. We worked on 'illnesses' and how we talk about them in Spanish. The student has been practicing some of his Spanish lately and he enjoys being able to communicate. We plan to gradually increase on conversation skills while we keep introducing structure little by little. We plan to meet during the weekend."
"The student had to study a lot for an upcoming Spanish test. We reviewed the subjunctive and the other verb tenses briefly. Then we focused on reciprocal verbs and vocabulary. We covered the theory and I made up some practice sentences for her to work on. All in all she seems to understand it all very well, she just needs to keep memorizing the vocabulary before her test."
"Today, the student and I covered the future tense using both the ir + a + infinitive and using the future tense form (a, as a, Amos, an). We worked on both speaking and writing in these forms. We then completed a homework assignment that focused on future tense as well as some cultural information. We talked about Andalucia, Madrid, Sevilla and other Spanish countries. Most specifically, we talked about paella. He and I also reviewed verbs and how to use them in mandatos (commands). For next time, he is going to begin his next section and we will go from there. He now has an 87% in the class."
"We went through written exercises that combined the passe compose and imparfait. These exercises went over all of the material that we have covered. The student is very smart and receptive. She was able to catch her own mistakes before I could correct her. If she takes the time to proofread her work before submitting it, she will get 100% of questions correct."