Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"On Sunday, the student and I covered vocabulary related to food, as well as associative verbs such as "to eat" and "to drink". Overall, I think the student is steadily improving each session. He is able to recognizing words better, pronounce things more correctly, and he is finally starting to get a handle on conjugating verbs. I'm going to continue working on building his vocabulary and start focusing more on constructing complete sentences."
"We worked on the Subjunctive and read different examples of subjunctive use. The student had written multiple sentences for homework which we reviewed together. We read the book "El futbol de sol y sombra" and discussed the meaning of the expressions the author uses"
"We studied the colors and new vocabulary today. We sang three different video songs in Spanish and completed different activities, such as listening comprehension, vocabulary recognition, and vocabulary production. The student drew a rainbow an identify its seven colors both orally and in written. She also identified the colors of certain new nouns, such as animals, flowers, fruits, etc."
"We did a present subjunctive practice game today. The student was excellent, as it was all review for her. She did a great job creating sentences using the provided clauses and verbs. She definitely improved her speaking skills during the session. I was also able to answer some of her questions about Ecuador towards the end of the session. I enjoy working with her because she is motivated and clearly wants to improve her Spanish skills."
"The student and I began working out of a middle school text I acquired called DESCUBRE. I believe it will help us stay more focused weekly and prepare him for middle and high school Spanish. We worked on basic conversational skills, greetings, how you are and read some conversations and completed conversational activities."
"Today, the student and I did more review. We were able to cover a bevy of subjects because it wasn't our first review of most of them: prepositions with countries, "combien de" + "en," la forme superlative, la forme comparative, and use of definite vs. indefinite articles in both affirmative and negative sentences. She seems to be catching on to French increasingly well because of the classroom exposure, which is absolutely awesome! We also often get to cover concepts before or as they are covered in class, which I think works nicely alongside the coursework. She noted that her previous quiz score was 11/12, which is an extremely good note. She has another quiz waiting to be graded. Next time we will add more review concepts from further back in the summer, as long as the coursework doesn't pose any unexpected challenges."