Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student told me that her class was starting to study direct and indirect object pronouns. We spent about half the session or so reviewing these concepts. During the other half of the session, we worked on memorizing and understanding new vocabulary in context. She has a better understanding of Spanish sentence structure (such as conjugating past tense verbs correctly) than when we started, and I encourage her to regularly dedicate time to practicing what she learns outside of class."
"This was our first meeting, so it was primarily diagnostic. She showed me her book and her last quiz. We discussed what she is doing in Spanish class right now, and what she would like to focus on in our sessions - direct and indirect objects, the preterit and imperfect indicative, vocabulary, and temporal phrases. We agreed to meet next week to continue working on how to form and use the preterit. In the mean time, I will be sending her a list of verbs to review, and a brief audiovisual clip to practice listening comprehension."
"This session was particularly productive. We practiced giving directions in preparation for an in class activity that the student has tomorrow. As usual she was very focused and seemed to grasp the material well. I have encouraged her to practice writing directions without looking at her notes in preparation for the assignment, particularly focusing on new vocabulary words in the process."