Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began by reviewing her Spanish assignment. We read through the cultural sections related to the questions, and discussing vocab and verbs. Then we focused on properly constructing the sentences to answer each question. After this was complete, we reviewed regular verb conjugations in the present, preterite, and imperfect tenses. We also discussed irregular conjugations and discussed what would be helpful to review in preparation for her midterm."
"The student wants to review his Spanish grammar and practice conversation. The first session was about how we would be able to work together. In the first class he practiced how to describe his self, his hobbies, his job and family. Good class. Good student!"
"The student and I mostly focused on the vocabulary for her upcoming test. I gave her helpful hints on remembering the words, and we practiced her listening skills. With practice on her own time, she should be ready for the test."
"Tonight we worked through the student's third writing assignment for class and I was very impressed with the marked improvement in her work. She has been doing studying on her own and took the time to revise and revise this paper and paid close attention to remarks and revisions made on her previous work. She is an excellent student and certainly pushes herself. I am very pleased with the progress that she is making."
"We used a book and CD to practice audio, listening to each section three times, then repeating. This technique I believe will help the student with diction and comprehension. We also practiced the past participle using to be and to have. We used flashcards to continue our review for the final. We then read and translated text. She is doing much better with me. I noticed progress and more confidence from her."
"We covered question inversions in present and passe compose, structure of sentences with reflexive verbs, and object pronouns and their placement. The student has a good grasp of the basics of French grammar. I covered the following strategies: before jumping in, identify the parts of speech and their placement in sentences/phrases, then use the proper syntactic template when composing your answer. Be careful of words that are the same or similar but have different functions ("en" as pronoun for "de" vs "en" used as equivalent to English "in.")."