Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on strategies for the AP Spanish Exam. We worked on expanding our vocabulary as well as essay/writing strengthening."
"In this tutoring session we reviewed the results of his AP Spanish quiz from the week prior. He did very well on his quiz (B+). We reviewed the handful of errors, most of which were simple grammar issues such as article/noun gender matching and verb tense use. He had already reviewed the quiz on his own to identify avoidable mistakes going forward. For his current assigned homework, he had an article which compared and contrasted the pros/cons of a site as a tool of empowerment (for it's users) and a tool of oppression (for governments toward dissidents). We spent most of the session breaking down main theme and discussing, in Spanish, some of the examples used in the article for positive social change and the potential for abuse. At the end of translating and discussing the article, he had two sections to complete based on the article. The first section was a series of fill-in-the blanks questions using vocab from the article. The second section was a series of multiple choice answers based on his reading and understanding of the article. He did a great job of asking for clarification when needed on the context of certain examples and translations of concepts within the article."
"We went through the syllabus for the class. We also did some conversations and learned the usage of some verbs and practiced with fill in the blanks."
"We reviewed tenses in Spanish and covered strategies that she could use on her own to expand her knowledge base. She was a very diligent student and gave me feedback throughout the session. She asked for alternate ways to learn. It was great working with her."
"The weather conditions in Spanish were covered today (Hace frio, esta lloviendo, hay neblina, etc.). The student practiced the verb conjugation in present indicative and preterite with several verbs. She also wrote some sentences in Spanish and answered some questions in writing."
"Today I showed the student how to conjugate verbs in the present tense. I had given her a link to a website about conjugations that she printed and studied, and today I went over what she didn't understand. She took notes on the printout after I explained the Spanish subject pronouns and the endings that go with them when conjugating -ar, -er and -ir verbs. She also had questions about Spanish pronunciation, and I went over the Spanish vowel sounds. I also gave some words in English that had equivalent sounds to the sounds in Spanish vowels so she could understand how to pronounce them. At the end of the session I gave her a practice sheet that I made on verb conjugations for her to do until our next meet up."