Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has made significant progress over the last two weeks in terms of being able to recite verb conjugations in all of the tenses she has learned for the verbs ser, ir, tener, and estar, as of today's lesson. We worked on these verbs with memorization exercises on Wednesday and retention has been great, as I tested the student on those today as well. We continued to work on translation activities from English to Spanish, and the student is getting better at using the stated verbs in sentences (real application). Also, we continued to work on applying grammatical rules for accenting words using "la tilde" (accent mark)."
"The student and I reviewed her Midterm Exam Review (Chapters 1-2). In addition, we reviewed a PowerPoint over "El preterito and el imperfecto." We ended the session with some Spanish conversation practice."
"As expected, the student has many gaps in his Spanish learning. We made a list together of what he does and does not remember much of in relation to grammar. We made a list of 7 grammar tenses that he would like to work on. Out of those, we worked on the conditional tense. He was unable to tell me at first what it described, how it was formed, and what the irregulars were. However, at the end of the session (held in Spanish), he was able to communicate entirely in the target language answering questions with 100% accuracy. Awesome! I showed him a way to remember the irregulars by categorizing them into two categories ("d" and "ce/ec"). He copied the notes into a word document for later use. I have many conditional exercises that we will begin with next session as he mentioned that he is learning from just a book at school."