Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was my initial session was the student. We discussed some general concepts about Spanish as a language. I gave her the verbs ser and estar to begin with, as well as family terms. We went over definite and indefinite articles. I provided her with ways to study and an online workbook with homework for next week. At the beginning of the lesson, she took a questionnaire, and scored highest on the aural, followed by read/ write. We built her lessons and study plans on this. We will meet again next Sunday."
"Today we played a review game which involved the students pretending to be superheroes to save the city. For instance, I put up a zoo with empty cages with Spanish labels and the students had to find pictures of the animals that belonged in each cage. Other activities included unscrambling the calendar in Spanish and counting in Spanish."
"Today we did exercises on direct object pronouns, perfect preterit, and ser and estar. The student started reviewing vocabulary on her own as well."
"In this session, we started by doing a dictation activity. I wanted to get a sense of which subjects we need to review further, and where further clarification is necessary. We went over the self quiz which reviewed the entire chapter. In this chapter we reviewed irregular stem and root changing verbs, important actions verbs, how to talk about hobbies, and discussing what you like. The most important aspect of this chapter was how to conjugate and connect verbs to make meaningful sentences. Moving forward, I want to focus the sessions more on speaking exercises to continue to enhance their ability to use and understand important verbs."
"The student and I reviewed her homework on a story of traveling from her past. This story covered the pluperfect, imperfect, and preterite tenses, plus some subjunctive. Then we went to the public library to check out some children's books in Spanish to progress and work more on vocabulary."
"Today we started with present perfect tense (i.e., yo he estado) and compared it to present progressive. Then we worked on subjunctive versus indicative, did some adjective agreement, and focused half our time on the first half of a command/article worksheet (i.e., cÃ_mpremela)."
"Study guide for -ar ending verbs. She was given the verbs in English and had to write the corresponding verb in Spanish. She also had to write complete sentences using the conjugation of the verb and the family vocabulary terms. We went over all the verbs she has learned so far (-ar, -er, and -ir ending verbs, as well as irregular verbs: ser, estar, tener, and venir)."
"After finishing last week's lesson regarding family member vocabulary, we looked at some irregular verbs in the present tense. This included going over the conjugations and completing a few exercises."
"This was my first session with the student. We went over direct objects and indirect objects primarily, but he is also getting into the subjunctive. He seems like he's keeping up pretty well he obviously has made the commitment to do better in his class and I'm confident that he will."
"Today, we went over what she did for her oral proficiency test, which she took a few weeks ago. Also, we still are working on her textbook about social workers. We worked on Venir, Tener, verbs in the present-tense."
"We covered indirect object pronouns by reviewing notes and discussing what they mean, their placement in a sentence in relation to conjugated verbs and other pronouns, and how to identify indirect objects in sentences. The student was determined and is strong about this topic. No concerns."
"We continued to review vocabulary and materials today by playing different games and attempting to integrate words together. I updated our review game with some new cards to make it a bit more challenging and to see how much retention from the very beginning we have. I also brought another book to practice reading and pronunciation. I left them with a worksheet and a page in the workbook to continue practicing. She is doing better when I remind her to break sentences down and pick out the words that she knows then put them back together."