Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student had a new set of vocabulary words that she needed to study for a quiz she had the next day. We made flashcards and went through them. The student got into the habit of writing the words down as opposed to just saying them aloud so she could work on spelling the ones she struggled with the most. She also needed help with understanding the "ESCAPA" rule for subjunctive--which lists a number of phrases that always use subjunctive in conjunction with the future tense. At first she was confused and had trouble with the exercises, but as always, with more and more practice, the material slowly but surely begins to stick in her mind."
"We went over the preterit tense (-ar, -er, and -ir ending verbs: regular, stem-changing, irregular, verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar, special verbs). He wrote several sentences to describe what he did the day before our session. Go over the imperfect tense including regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs and the three irregular verbs ser, ir, and ver. Learn the differences between the preterit and the imperfect tenses and when to use each."
"The student was writing corrections for Spanish quiz questions he had gotten wrong. He had done an excellent job with the exception of one section of the test. We went over why his answers were wrong, and reviewed some Spanish fundamentals like question words, pronouns, conjugations, and word order. He has made huge improvements in memorizing conjugations and recognizing pronouns, but sometimes has a hard time putting all of the pieces together with the correct structure. I'm very pleased with the progress he's made since we've begun. I also checked his math homework relating to percentages and simple interest. His only problem with the math is when he rushes through questions without taking the time to determine what the numbers represent."