Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered the present and preterite forms of the verbs ser and ir. He has pretty good pronunciation and a good knowledge base. During the session, we also practiced using context to find answers and clues for the questions. He also learned how to practice verb forms orally, so he can recall them faster. I will send recommendations of online practice to his mother so she can work with him between sessions."
"Students were presented with a list of reflexive verbs and received instruction on how to conjugate them in simple present tense. Students were also introduced with some stem-changing verbs. Students completed several activities to practice the correct conjugation of reflexive verbs."
"Today, we talked about a few food vocab words. We ended up having this long conversation about life situations in Spanish, which created a ton of new vocabulary words! We also had a conversation using church related vocabulary. She said that she is really understanding Spanish more, but needs to just get comfortable with speaking. That is why instead of just doing grammar exercises, I am really trying to carry on conversations about various topics with her! I am really enjoying working with her!"
"We covered greetings, definite articles, and noun gender. The student needed help with pronunciation at times, and memorizing verbs. She was quite enthusiastic about learning and inquisitive as well. I recommended that she practice simple conversations with family members for practice."
"Our session today was aimed to measure the student's Spanish skill level. So we started from the basics, including greeting and introductions, likes and dislikes, personality traits, food, healthy habits and family. He was very attentive and motivated through the entire lesson. His comprehension skill is good. We are going to work on improving his communicative skills. I recommended a book as a self-study guide for him."
"We spent most of the time reverting words in the present into the infinitive and then conjugating them into the preterite. We spent some time figuring out mnemonic devices for memorization. The student was struggling a little bit with conjugating irregular verbs. He was excited to perfect the material. I included several strategies to memorize the irregular verbs. I also offered a way to memorize the body parts of animals for biology. I'm positive he is on the right path to perfecting the material for Spanish I."