Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the distance formula for finding whether 4 points made a rectangle or a square. The hardest part for the student was subtracting or adding negative numbers together so I told him to practice that extra on his free time. We then went over Spanish for preterite verbs with an emphasis on irregulars. He knows how to conjugate very well and needs to memorize what verbs are irregular so he can conjugate those as well."
"This was my first session with this student. We worked on both math and Spanish to get him caught up. He completed his math homework on complex numbers, which he had missed the lecture on, so he didn't know how to do it. By the end, he seemed to understand the concept of simplifying complex numbers and he could walk through the problems independently. We then moved on to Spanish. Right now, they are working on reflexive verbs and the present progressive tense. After I briefly explained how to conjugate reflexive verbs, we did several exercises in his workbook to practice. By the end, he was using both forms of verbs correctly and conjugating them correctly in different contexts. Overall, this was a good and productive session."
"The student and I worked on three categories that her teacher wanted her to cover. These included the formula ir+a+infinitive verb 'going to...(do something)' to discuss the future and make plans, conjugations of -ar, -er, and -ir verbs, and verbs with irregular 'yo' forms (including the 'go' verbs, saber, and venir). We also worked on a second set of vocabulary related to school and extracurricular activities and used sentences and questions and responses to practice all concepts and vocabulary. She had a little trouble remembering the verb venir and the ir+a+infinitive formula was a little more difficult for her to fully grasp, but with some practice she will definitely be able to get it."
"This past Saturday, I went over verb conjugation with both students. I used index cards with the verb written on one side and the conjugations written on the other, which turned into a game they seemed to enjoy. We covered about fifteen specific verbs and went through each conjugation a couple times. They were very good at determining what the conjugation was for each verb. In the second part of the session, we began applying the conjugations we had gone over in full sentences. They had a bit of trouble doing this. For example, they knew how to say, "She runs," but seemed to forget when putting it in a sentence, such as, "The girl runs in the park." I think this is normal and they will improve with practice. With that being said, I left the index cards for them to review. Overall, it was a smooth, productive session."
"Today, we reviewed a lot of old vocabulary. We also worked on conjugating -er and -ir verbs and learned some prepositions (con, en, a). This week for homework, they should complete both sides of the worksheet."
"We started by going over the basics, and then we went over the student's homework assignments in Spanish. We got through the homework assignments, and I have a much better feel of where he is."