Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed irregular verbs. e to i.e. stem changers, "go" verbs and u to ue stem changers. He has some difficulty remembering the meaning of different verbs, but is very good with conjugations. We will go over the verb meanings again as a refresher."
"We practice listening / speaking with songs and games. While playing loteria, we practiced conjugation with the verb: Tener: tienes/tengo, we went over the articles el/la and how to use them correctly in a sentence: ¿Tienes la bota? No, no la tengo. ¿Tienes el cantarito? No , no lo tengo. Reviewed vocabulary: All cards in loteria, tambien/tampoco. We are using the songs to further discuss them, introducing Spanish in the discussion as she feels more confident in speaking Spanish. She will practice singing the songs, along with the lyrics to build fluency. She has been expose to Spanish before with family and she picked it up quickly. I notice good pronunciation."
"Today the student and I did a crash course on conjugating preterit and imperfect tenses. We went through regular conjugations and all irregular conjugations. We then did a bit of practice translating sentences and identifying which to use when. We talked about key words that will trigger each tense. Good work."
"We began by going over the student's homework for the night, much of which consisted of completing study guides and making flashcards, especially for his science class. We made time estimates for his remaining homework and prioritized it as well. The student also had an assignment for his Spanish class that consisted of memorizing a short interview. I'd like to spend more time in the future going over them one at a time."
"25 minutes of intense reading with new vocab from the new textbook. 25 minutes of listening with new vocab. 10 minutes of intense conversation. Homework was left for our next session. No concerns, the student is doing well."
"During this session I reviewed "Cual vs. Que" with the student. We went over the reasons for using each, and then worked on a couple of worksheets. She had a little difficulty understanding the different uses of these words in the beginning, but after she completed the worksheets she had a greater understanding of this topic. For homework I asked her to complete a short worksheet, and to write down the reason for using either "cual" or "que", and to write five sentences."
"Today's topics were: the hours, dates, months, seasons, and verb to be. The student has a great attitude and has practiced a lot, so he is catching on very quickly. I am going to send him some material to practice on his own time."
"Specifically, we covered the past tense is Spanish. The preterit; we went over when to use it, what words correspond with the use of the preterit and the verb conjugations. The student didn't struggle too much with anything. He just needs to begin using the verbs more so that they are understood easily and stored into memory. The student's attitude was great. Very cooperative, positive, and excited to learn. I explained some grammatical concepts/strategies. There are no concerns from the session. He is a great student to work with, and he puts 100% effort into understanding the material. He understood the conjugations of the regular verbs quickly."
"The student and I divided our session into two. For half, we studied her Algebra homework, which included graphing of quadratic functions. For the other half, we went over her Spanish homework, and we studied vocabulary for her chapter on families."
"We covered geographical regions, the conjugation of "-ar" verbs and their use in sentences. We also covered the use of the infinitive verb when using "gustar." We made flashcards for the countries that speak Spanish and their capitals. We also practiced words that describe the location of objects in relation to each other. I left the student with the flashcards and asked him to practice so that we could go over them in our next session. He showed confidence with the material, was easy to work with and picked up things quickly."
"We worked on basic Spanish verb conjugations, the numbers 1-100, classroom equipment, backpack-related objects, months of the year, days of the week, birthdates, ordinal numbers, and basic conversation combining all these topics."
"This session we reviewed the irregular imperfect verbs the student mentioned he had some issues with on his last test. Then we spent the majority of the time covering affirmative and negative commands, especially the irregulars."