Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was spent purely conversationally getting to know the student, his background, his experience with the Spanish language, his goals for his sessions, and his learning style. As we discussed these areas in Spanish, corrections were made and explanations for patterns were addressed. This was a great session!!"
"We went over the imperfecto progresivo and preterito, the difference between these two tenses, and the way to conjugate verbs given these two tenses."
"The student is a very focused student and a delightful young man! Essentially, his issue is that he learned very little in his Spanish 1 class and now in level 2 has no foundation on which to build. We started from the beginning of his textbook, reviewing what he knows and reteaching those concepts and nuances of the language. We then jumped to the chapter he is now studying in class and worked with the story he is learning. He likes the vocab app that he has on his phone, and I have asked him to load all vocabulary for this course into it and review those words regularly until they are known. It will take time and his commitment, but I believe that, with 1-1 help, he can have a solid grasp and have mastered the material in this class by the end of the school year. I expect him to learn quickly and deeply."
"We went over greetings vocabulary and basic verb conjugation. The student struggles with the speaking aspect of the language. She has a great attitude and seems very motivated to learn Spanish. She is going to work on memorizing some basic verbs."
"We began, as usual, with some general conversation practice, catching up on our activities of the past week. The student also had a few questions from her journal entries, making sure that she phrased things correctly. We next looked at a chapter in our reading text dealing with Salvador Dali. She had written answers to the questions from the book. Then, we moved on to more practice using command forms. She had done exercises from the book, and we went over those. She also read me some examples of her own that she had come up with. We then talked a bit about how she might get more listening practice by watching movies in Spanish or even following a telenovela on Netflix. It's a good way to subconsciously absorb the language. We ended our session with her reading to me a summary of what she had read last week from the novel that we're reading."
"The student worked on her homework for her Spanish class. She needs to write a summary of a book but she has trouble with organizing her ideas and translate them into Spanish. She has to practice more on conversational skills. She is interested in the subject, and is very easy going and collaborative. She's just a little shy to talk in Spanish. But that will come with time and as she gains confidence."