Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student worked on writing an essay. I helped the student pick a scene and describe it. I then walked her through translating that into Spanish using the vocabulary that she's been practicing for the past 10 days and the preterit, past imperfect, and simple future tenses that her class has been reviewing for the past 2 months. The student has a solid grasp on all concepts. We'll continue working on that specifically in the next few sessions."
"The student and I studied extensively for her upcoming quiz on Imperfect & Preterite -- the verbs that vary in meaning. We also did a lot of vocabulary review. Her grade average is slowly rising, and she is very happy about it."
"This being our first session, the student and I discussed his goals and how we would work on those goals during future sessions. During this session, I also reviewed with him his online Spanish homework. His homework covered "por vs. para" and professions vocabulary. He had not yet reviewed the "por vs. para" section in his textbook, so I spent a little bit of time explaining their various uses. He was able to find a pattern by the end of the session that helped him with his homework."
"The student and I played with his toys and he was able to repeat animals, numbers, and colors in Spanish. He had great pronunciation. As with any 2 year old it can be hard to focus, but he really did do a great job. I am excited to continue working with him."
"We learned about Spanish adjectives and opposites and making them agree with the noun in gender and number. For pronunciation, we discussed making syllables and putting vowels together, and we will cover both of those subjects more in depth during our next session. We also covered the verbs ser and estar, and we briefly touched on their differences. I focused more on their conjugations. We practiced making simple sentences using the 2 verbs we had learned, adjectives, and various nouns. The student is picking up lots of expressions quite quickly. Though he has already made some improvement on his pronunciation, he needs to pay attention to making the proper vowel sounds."
"The student and I reviewed most of what we'd covered - common questions and phrases, numbers, etc. I also introduced her to some additional vocabulary. We then practiced counting in Spanish."