Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The session included terms and concepts we have already studied. This time, from another perspective to study and understand basic present tense conjugations of regular verbs. Students were able to do simple exercises to understand conjugations in this tense. We will slowly get into other irregular verbs and tense conjugations as we move along, at a pace that they can incorporate it into the conversations. Students took a quiz on previous material learned and both did very well. Some homework was left to work with and practice the material covered, as well as practice for next session. Excellent session."
"Today went really well! The kids were focused and were able to show what they've been learning/remembering very well. We did some review, as always, of recent vocabulary that we've been working on and a few questions for them to answer. We also learned school supply vocabulary today and did a few exercises/games with that. We practiced our reading/speaking skills again and they seem to be improving on pronunciation."
"The student and I covered verb conjugation in the present tense, as well as some examples of irregular verbs. She wrote down a few examples of adjectives to practice at home, and she will begin to write simple sentences so we can go over them on our next session."
"We watched the 2nd Espasa video completely. We then watched the first video from "Habla Espanol" that we had seen many times before, but at least a month ago. He was happy to realize that he understands so much of it!"
"During our second session the student and I continued to work on exercises inside of his review packet. Before I help him I have him look things up on his own, and before I give him any answers, I ask him probing questions that may lead him to the answer. He did a great job of remembering that Spanish does not translate directly into English and did an excellent job translating a short story in Spanish into English. It took us a majority of our session to get through the story so we will finish the exercise next week by answering the questions."
"We continued with our restaurant unit. We reviewed vocab and practiced how to order food at a restaurant."
"We reviewed the student's food vocabulary for his upcoming test, practiced verb conjugation with the -ar verbs I had, and some er/ir verbs, reviewed pronouns, and began developing simple Spanish sentences with conjugated verbs. The student also provided me with some more vocabulary words and verbs to add into my decks for our next session. I will develop those decks further and email him with finished printouts, and possibly a general overview of what we will do in our session next week. The student has a great attitude and was a pleasure to work with."
"In this session we covered more vocab words and played a game which the student seems to enjoy, where he needs to pronounce the words and match them to the appropriate picture. We recapped numbers and the days of the week and practiced listening and comprehension of all the stories we had studied so far."
"We began with a big review of verb tenses. We reviewed how to form present, imperfect, and preterite indicative and present and imperfect subjunctive and the student practiced conjugating about 10 verbs (several of them irregulars). I encouraged her to study these conjugations, as they are helpful for recognizing different verb tenses and moods in context. Afterwards we practiced with some sample exercises based on what may appear on her test. I wrote out sentences but left a verb in parentheses for her to conjugate. The student needed to decide if the verb was indicative or subjunctive, a present or past tense, and how to conjugate it. She did very well in recognizing whether subjunctive or indicate was needed, and really just needs to get comfortable working across different tenses. At the end of the session, I suggested that she write her own practice sentences for us to review at tomorrow's session."
"We went over the homework that was sent to them. The student is doing well. I will be sending her worksheet and lesson on the articles and numbers. She went through the homework that was on the preterito and imperfecto doing it very well. She will be getting from me the lesson and material to work on the conditional tense."
"During this session I continued to work on the subjunctive with the student. We finished the worksheet we began during the last session. This worksheet focused on expressions used to show doubt and uncertainty. For homework I asked her to write a few sentences in the subjunctive and indicative, expressing her opinion about an upcoming film."
"Today the student told me he has a vocab test on Tuesday, so we spent an hour making the remaining vocab cards and practicing sentences using the vocab and imperfect tense. I had a lesson planned on the negative imperative, but we decided to just end early rather than change track so that we didn't detract from what we had just covered prior to the test."