Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student needed help studying for a quiz on the verbs "venir" and "tener." She had some homework assignments left to do on the online website, so we did those together. After the assignments, the student had made some flashcards for the words, so I quizzed her on them--she got nearly 100% of them correct! As long as she keeps up the good work, she will do just fine in the class."
"Today the student and I practiced conversational Spanish. We are still figuring out what kind of format will be best for class but for now I am assigning grammar lessons she can work on at home and class time will be saved for conversational Spanish and vocabulary. The student will complete some online quizzes before our next session."
"The student is doing really well! He did a great job on recent quizzes in class. Today we went over homework assignments. We're now working on more vocabulary."
"The student and I spent our session reviewing commands. I had her attempt to teach back to me how to conjugate all seven types of commands. She was able to do so with some success, but certainly had to be reminded of some aspects, including irregular tu commands and the formation of vosotros and nosotros commands. We then spent our session practicing translating the same simple commands for four different subjects (tu, ud., vosotros, uds.). I saw a lot of progress over the session, but we are going to continue with this exercise on Saturday until it becomes very simple for her. Very productive session!"
"Review of greetings, name, age, birthday, phone number, origin, and farewell. Introduction of verb conjugation in the present tense. Students do not practice speaking Spanish at home, and I encouraged them to start with a greeting in the morning, and to practice asking and responding to name, age, birthday, phone number, origin, and farewells and if in the morning it's not feasible, that maybe that can incorporate at night before they go to bed. I am sending a practice document on verb conjugation via email and will review it at our next session."
"The student and I did a phonetic boot camp on his lines. He is a good natural learner. With a lot of time and practice, he will find that when he says his lines with the least amount of conscious effort, his pronunciation really flows. We focused on the phonetics of vowels and the importance of tildes/accents for playing a fluent speaker. I gave him a sheet with an English phonetic equivalent written down for each of his most challenging words."