Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, we answered questions and discussed old material. The student has already taken Spanish before, so she is able to learn the material easier. This session helped cover some ground, as basic concepts were reviewed. We worked with pronunciation sounds as well as pronouns to connect sentences."
"In this session we started a new chapter: Sports. Here, we are learning the different sports that are popular in Spanish speaking countries and in the USA. We talked about the student's favorite sports, the sports she practices."
"The student and I reviewed the first four sections of her textbook to bridge the gap between what she's currently studying and the basics. She was tasked with completing assignments 1 through 16, and we will complete the second half on an efficient. She will be completing section 9 in personal characteristics for review at the next session."
"Today the student and I talked about the homework I gave her last week for Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. She did an amazing job studying for it, and she has fully grasped the concept. For tomorrow, I will send her some resources on present progressive and the difference between ser and estar."
"Today the student and I did a review of all of the verbs he has covered in class. We did practice in the form of me asking him written questions and him answering them in complete sentences. He wanted to practice sentence structure. He did well with most of the conjugations."
"We spent most of the time today going over the conjugations of a few irregular verbs including some stem changing verbs. After discussing each conjugation we worked on some example sentences. We also spent a good portion of time working with "gustar" ("to like") because it is used in a very different way than in English. I gave them a list of verbs and a few nouns to memorize by our next session, and offered some Spanish speaking singers that they could listen to as extra practice."
"The student and I reviewed singular and plural nouns. Then, we talked about the definite articles - el, la, los, las. After, we discussed the indefinite articles - un, una, unos, and unas. Finally, we finished up with learning about adjectives- bonita, fee, alto, bajo, etc."
"For homework this weekend, the student had to answer 6 questions about "el bienestar" (well-being). We spent the entire session learning the vocabulary and writing the sentences."
"Today we practiced the Oral portion of the AP practice test. I chose several topics and the student spoke about the subject. We later reviewed on other vocabulary to use and transitions to keep it flowing."
"The three students and I covered basic verb conjugation and the difference between the verbs saber and conocer. They have fun learning and are very motivated for work and mission-related reasons. They need more exposure to the language and some time studying basic vocabulary, especially pronouns."
"Today we worked on: writing a report about an actor and about the types of chores that she does in each room of her house. We also did listening exercises and answered questions on an article about the Andes mountain range."
"Today the student and I reviewed for his first exam by completing the first half of his review sheet. We created sentences using indirect object pronouns, verbs like gustar in the present and preterite, and demonstrative adjectives. We also filled in the blank with saber vs conocer, reflexive verbs, and indirect object pronouns. The most challenging subject for the student was writing sentences with verbs like gustar in the preterite using indirect object pronouns. For our next session (tomorrow) he is going to complete the rest of the first half of the review sheet so that we can check if his work is correct."