Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a final coming up in Spanish, so we reviewed the vocabulary he needs to know. He has memorized a lot of the words! We talked about memory devices that he could use to remember these words and how to recognize patterns with similar vocabulary."
"We communicated using the imperfect and preterite. The student looked at some pictures and told me what happened in the pictures using the two tenses and then he told me what he did the week before with his family using the same tenses. We discussed how to proceed with his learning of Spanish and what type of homework he needs to do."
"During this session with the student, we continued to work with the adverbial clauses we had covered in the past two sessions. We went over the unique qualities of several of the clauses in order to clarify their meaning. I gave him many practice problems with various of the clauses and his answers were on the whole very close to completely correct. By session's end, he had mastered several difficult topics, including the confusing case of choosing cuando(quiera que) or siempre que when translating "whenever" into Spanish."
"This was our first meeting. He had attended his first week of beginner Spanish and had only covered the basics. He felt comfortable with the material so far. Items we reviewed were counting, telling time, using articles, and conjugation gustar. He had a background in these items from his high school Spanish courses. We reviewed his vocabulary as well and I gave him study methods for memorizing it. Overall he is comfortable in the class."
" I had prepared new material to learn but, I scaled that back and we focused a bit more on refreshing her memory. I also introduced a new vocabulary list that will expand her knowledge of the language and be used in upcoming sessions."
"We went over more material from the textbook the student uses for class, focusing specifically on passages and new characters and expressions. He was motivated and eager to learn. He needed help with some common vocabulary words, but grasped concepts quickly after I made him aware of his mistakes."