Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued our review of verbs, but this time in all tenses to help get ready for exams coming up later this year with memorization and translation exercises (present, preterite, subjunctive, imperfect, conditional, and future tenses). The student is doing much better with being able to conjugate verbs in their many tenses, which is great, but we need to continue to work on being able to apply this with translation exercises, which we have also been doing throughout this teaching process, but she can also benefit from practicing on her own."
"The student was assigned a portion of the novel "Como Agua Para Chocolate" to read in Spanish and translate for context and understanding. The assigned reading was quite lengthy with complex subject matter and many new vocabulary words. We worked through the reading paragraph by paragraph. She would read each paragraph aloud in Spanish and then we would go through the paragraph, translating together, building a context of the story and characters. At first, the process of translating and understanding the story line was slow. But by the end of the reading, her fluidity of reading and translating the story's context and development rapidly increased as she understood the story line. She did a very good job with a challenging task."
"Today we went over a homework reading assignment and reviewed answers. We also went over a written section and made corrections."