Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This week the student and I reviewed conjugating in the subjunctive. She learned to determine when to use the infinitive vs. indicative vs subjunctive, and conjugating and determining when to use "ser" and "estar". We also began learning about when to use the preterite vs. imperfect and conjugating in the preterite. She is doing really great. I'm sure she will do very well in her upcoming semester!"
"The student and I worked the entire time on selecting the correct verb form for stories told in the past. We worked on preterite and imperfect conjugations, and the guidelines for selecting preterite or imperfect. No additional work was assigned or completed."
"Today we covered -ir stem-changing verbs, practiced using them. I presented various occupations and how to talk about them, in conjunction with relative pronoun 'que'. The family did well practicing vocabulary with 'gestures' game. I spent about 30 minutes at the end setting up a flashcard system with subject nouns and various verbs so that they can use the flashcards to build sentences as they review the vocabulary."
"We started chapter 1A ?Que te gusta hacer? We presented new vocabulary about leisure activities and likes and dislikes. We studied the forms of "gustar" (to like) and answered reading comprehension questions (true or false). We used the verb "gustar" in different contexts, such as ?Te gusta o no te gusta?, Me gusta o no me gusta, and ?A ma? tambien! I explained to the student the uses of "a ma? tambien" and "a ma? tampoco" to express agreement."
"The student and I reviewed the Spanish alphabet and pronunciation from the day before and went more in-depth. We discussed common classroom expressions (raise your hand, sit down, get your books please) as well other useful expressions for school. We also talked about how to say one's own name and ask for someone else's name. We worked with creating verbal dialogue, playing a Simon Says like game to reinforce classroom commands, and exercises from the book and packet. The student demonstrated a strong memory which helped him recall things he had heard only once or twice."
"The student had a quiz the following day, so we met to review the reading, vocabulary, and reading comprehension questions for ch. 11-13 of Susana and Javier."