Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met with the student today. He was doing better today. He was focused and we covered the following: a) Reviewed his assigned HW assignments. We watched a video on "Ser"ù & "Estar"ù verbs. b) Did Practica, Ex. 21, pg 161 [his book]. We went over the differences between Imperfect and Preterite verbs. I explained the uses of each verb, and looked at pg 164 in his Spanish book. c) I showed him a "Ser"ù and "Estar"ù PowerPoint I made that clearly explained both verbs. It also had many examples and practice sentences that the student had to fill in with the right verb. d) We did more exercises in his book, pg 162. We had a Question and Answer session where he correctly identified these verbs with more detail. e) We did several quizzes on a helpful Spanish grammar website, and he scored 100% on all of the quizzes he took. f) I explained Latin American countries and how to use "Ser"ù when expressing origin and nationalities. (American, Cuban, Chilean, Argentine, etc.) The student pronounced all the nationalities perfectly on pg 166, and we did a nationalities exercise (#21, pg 166). The student is much more confident and has tremendously improved his grasp on the topics we have done and what he is covering in class. Actually, we went ahead, and he is almost 2 chapters ahead of his class. He recently had a test and doesn't have his grade yet. He feels he did very well. He has done an outstanding job from day 1 of our tutoring sessions. His confidence level has increased and I am certain he is caught up in his Spanish class."
"We covered -ar preterite, computer vocab, and negative and indefinite words. The student was eager to work. He used my dry-erase board to write out conjugations and preterite verbs. I left him with practice to complete on an online learning tool. I saw that he has been practicing."
"We looked over verb forms to prepare the student for class. To help him retain the information, I recommended that he do a spaced study of the material (perhaps daily or every other day)."