Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"As a way to review what we've learned together, we spent the time making and playing Spanish bingo with all the vocabulary words we've learned. I left the student with homework to play the game at least twice with his family."
"I met with the student for an hour and used that time to gauge where she left off in her previous Spanish classes and find a good starting point for us. She already has a knowledge of basic greetings and phrases and is familiar with present tense indicative conjugations for regular verbs. We reviewed numbers (she can count very well), months of the year, and days of the week, and will continue to do so as she needs a refresher on most of them. She asked me to bring a blank calendar for her to fill in next week. I also introduced her to "ser" and "estar," and the differences between the two. Based on our session, I plan to focus next week on pronunciation of Spanish letters, reading/speaking, and reviewing present tense conjugation for regular verbs."
"The student did practice exercises on pronouns. This entailed translating sentences and changing people and nouns to pronouns within the sentence."
"The student and I completed our final review session before her Friday final. We used the session mostly to cover the imperfect vs. preterite, because that was what she was most uncomfortable with. We also did a quick review of the subjunctive, commands, and por vs. para. Additionally, I covered accent rules in an effort to help her remember when her vocab words have accents and when they do not. She says she feels much more prepared for her final and I assured her that she can contact me for more help between now and her final."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed some of the key verb conjugations that will be covered on her final exam on Friday. Initially, she didn't recall some of the preterite conjugations, but as we continued to work on them, repetition really helped her to remember the various verb patterns."
"Today the student and I completed lesson 14. We began with a quick conversational review over the date, day of the week, months, and ordinal numbers. We introduced some new vocabulary that we will continue to practice in our upcoming lessons, and we are continuing to use preterite tense verbs in our warm-up conversation. We focused our lesson on two common "go verbs," poner and salir. We went over the conjugations together and then incorporated them into conversation. We used these verbs to focus the conversation on placement (i.e. where you place something), household appliances and objects, and to talk about grocery shopping. We also spent part of our lesson reviewing how to respond in the preterite tense with -ar verbs, and we did a lot of examples with direct object pronouns in responses. Near the end of our lesson, we spent time reviewing gender/number agreement with adjectives and adverbs such as limpio, sucio, and demasiado."