Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the differences between the two past tenses, preterite, & imperfect. The student had 2 formative assessments to complete at home. We worked through the first one together and the second she worked through more independently, but still explaining why she chose a particular tense. As we were working, I noticed she had slight difficulty with the preterite conjugations - differentiating AR and ER/IR endings for both regular & irregular verbs. I had her practice those separately after finishing the assessments. I asked her about the assignments we worked on last time, but she hadn't gotten them back yet. She feels very confident with the imperfect tense. She needs to keep practicing with the preterite because there are many irregulars and conjugation exceptions."
"I helped prepare the student for a Spanish test on Friday: made index cards, did quizzes, and played memorizing games. She has a good grasp on 85% of the material; she just needs to practice spelling the others."
"Today we covered the basics of Ser and Estar; two essential verbs. The student indicated to me from the beginning that she wanted to increase her ability to write in Spanish and a good understanding of these two verbs is critical for this. She also told me today that she doesn't have a lot in terms of Spanish homework for the next few days, so I encouraged her to study her notes from tutoring and in particular memorize the conjugation of Ser. Once again, the session went well and I look forward to the next."