Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I brought some frequency word flash cards for her to practice with while I reviewed some of her homework and her previous writing assignment. We reviewed the homework, and I asked her to take notes with varying new vocabulary words. She did fine on the homework with higher #s, but she made some cursory errors with accents that focused on introductions/greetings, etc. We went on to review the "Favorite Things/colors" composition from last week. She's really demonstrating more comfort and accuracy with writing. When we "quizzed" on the frequency words, she knew the vast majority having reviewed them for a while, which is great. I'll try to get a hold of the remaining cards, but with her demonstration of knowing these and some other fundamentals, I'd really like to bring some basic reading materials that she can practice with. The stumbling block of the cards was ser/estar conjugations. As such, we're going to be reviewing those diligently in the upcoming week, these being the brick building verbs that they are. The homework I gave targeted these issues of these two verbs how to conjugate Ser and when to use them. We also identified the glossary chart where it has the 1st-3rd person conjugations. She says she has to finish vocab cards in the book with examples of phrases for introductions. Also in the book for homework, she'll be expected to learn/review age using "tener _____anos." She has also stated that her Spanish placement test is on August 18 or 19 - her choice."
"We practiced conversation skills while working on the present tense. We focused on the verb ESTAR and reviewed ser vs estar."
"We went over present, present progressive, and preterite tenses. We discussed the projects that are left for the online course and did a quick review of articles."