Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the difference between reflexive, reciprocal and emphatic sentences using some indirect object pronouns. We also reviewed the verb gustar. We studied regular and irregular participles and entertainment vocabulary."
"Today we went over the student's upcoming tests and projects. We then did a past Spanish assignment covering affirmative and negative informal commands, which he will be quizzed on tomorrow. He did his homework, which I checked, and then I had him memorize all irregular informal command forms and practice using each one within a sentence and with pronouns. We finished by reviewing his vocabulary. He has mastered 90% of the words so he is in good shape for his upcoming test next Wednesday."
"We began with a review of imperfect subjunctive, including examples where it is used with conditional verbs. Afterwards, we reviewed indirect and direct object pronouns. The tutorial included: the difference between direct and indirect objects, the pronouns used for each, and how to correctly use pronouns, especially when both indirect and direct object pronouns are present. We practiced with sentences including regularly conjugated verbs, phrases with infinitives, present progressive verbs, and commands. The information seemed overwhelming at first, but the student quickly got the hang of the pattern. Between now and next session, I encouraged her to review her notes from our sessions and then reread the corresponding sections in her textbook, as they should hopefully make more sense to her."