Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We studied for the student's test on Friday: vocabulary for the house, family and household chores; affirmative informal (tu) commands and the present progressive tense conjugation of all three groups: -ar, -er, and -ir ending verbs and verbs with double vowels. She worked on workbook exercise "Quien hace los quehaceres?" She first conjugated the verbs in the present progressive and then she formed affirmative commands with those same sentences. She also produced 10 sentences using the material learned without using her textbook or notes. She has a positive attitude towards work and is a very fast learner."
"Today, the student and I worked on directional words and new vocab related to giving/receiving directions. We studied the vocab together and also did her workbook pages together. She seems to be understanding things better each time we meet! She definitely needs to study the new vocabulary, as this is going to be a common theme each week of her Spanish career. Vocabulary is by and large the most important thing to get down, because if you've learned the vocab you've learned most of the language. We also briefly reviewed the affirmative and negative formal (tu) commands. She should go over these and memorize the rules I wrote down for her so that she knows how to form commands in the Spanish language. I would also recommend she have ALL of this week's vocab memorized by our next meeting this Friday! Overall another great session."
"We worked on formal Spanish commands and began the subjunctive, both chapters she is covering in her Spanish class. She had a strong grasp of the formal commands. We looked at a PowerPoint for subjunctives and did a few examples before her hour was up."