Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In our session we focused on vocabulary and spelling for the upcoming quiz. I suggested creating flash cards that included a Spanish word, the English translation, a picture symbolizing the word, and a sentence using the word. We also incorporated grammar - he wrote a sentence with the word."
"We split our time between Spanish and English. The student had a test coming up on food words, stem-changing verbs, and "ser" and "estar." We did work on vocab and then practiced conjugating verbs. After that, we kept looked at her vocab words from "Lord of the Flies." She wrote example sentences and then we used her flashcards."
"The student is just starting to study Spanish in school, and she is eager to learn more. We reviewed presentations, numbers, and colors, which they recently covered in her class at school. We also learned the question words (Who/What/ Where/ When/ How), how to say if you like to do something or don't like to do something, and how to tell time. The student likes to read and she likes fairy tales, so next time we will watch a short cartoon clip, talk about it, and do a drawing activity."
"The student has her final Spanish exam next week, so we began reviewing for the exam. Her professor had not posted the study guide yet, so we worked on conjugating verbs in the preterite tense. I had her write out the conjugations of many verbs in the preterite, including both regular and irregular verbs. I then had her conjugate verbs in the present tense, and we focused specifically on the "stem-changing" verbs."
"The student and I did a review of sentences structure, pronouns, to be verb present tense, and vocabulary. She does well with the use of articles, vocabulary, and use of pronouns. She wants to review the subject and go ahead with the lessons."
"We learned about conjugating regular -ar verbs in the present tense, pronunciation of vowels, and diphthongs. We reviewed the conjugations of ser/estar, pronunciation, and adjectives. We learned a few regular verbs and practiced conjugating them. Then, we practiced translating some sentences both into Spanish and English. The student's pronunciation is quite good. Also, he has been researching and picking up on a lot of expressions and phrases. I think things are starting to come together a little better for him now that we have covered verb conjugations."