Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed "Me llamo es/ Como te llamas," Question words and colors. We also went over the alphabet and sounds. They took notes on question words and example words with letters that are different in Spanish. They learned how to say what is your favorite color. I am recommending a Spanish picture dictionary as well as an "Everyday Spanish" book that I have been using and recommending for younger learners because of their hands-on, visual format. It was a pleasure to meet them today and I am looking forward to working with them, especially since they told me they had traveled to Mexico and that can be a big motivation for learning Spanish."
"The student and I discussed cultural misconceptions about Spanish, as well as reasons behind common pronunciation errors that typically occur when learning Spanish. I showed her various learning resources and evaluated the ones she already had. We completed a pronunciation activity in which she tried to pronounce various Spanish words in order to assess her pronunciation. She expressed that she wanted to learn Spanish for two reasons: in order to help her real estate clients and in order to be more fluent when she goes on vacation. Subsequent lessons will focus on conversation, useful phrases, gender of nouns, and other pertinent topics."
"We covered the difference between preterit and imperfect usage and formation with an emphasis on irregulars in preparation for tomorrow's final. I'm confident the student will do well! It's been a pleasure tutoring her!"
"The student continues to be determined and works hard on assigned work between sessions. She gets a lot accomplished on her own. We are working on the little details; she grasps overall concepts quickly and well. We have halfway through the workbook she has."
"We started going over some verbs. Then we went over five words he knows (he actually gave me six different colors). Then, I started to give him time words such as day, weeks, and month. With that, he got very excited and asked if we could create a calendar in Spanish. We put the calendar together and made the front of the calendar, the first picture, and the first month. We will continue next week. We also talked about Frida Kahlo and her blue house."
"The student continued to study for an upcoming quiz in Spanish class. She is practicing effective study habits on her own, such as using flashcards, and we reinforce these habits in our sessions. She takes advantage of the opportunity to ask me questions about topics she realized she was unsure about in her own studying. It's a pleasure to work with her."