Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued to practice Japanese particles which many people struggle to learn and master. I gave more homework to practice particles and also gave the student a new sheet to learn how to count numbers in Japanese. We will start with practicing the particles and move on to numbers in the next session."
"We focused on going over test examples, and we went over Japanese parts and went over those word by word."
"We continued working on chapter 5 of her online course. We reviewed the new vocabulary and she was introduced to more irregular verbs. We did the assignments and the quizzes and she did very well. Also we worked on demonstrative adjectives like -esta, -ese, -aquel. She also was able to do the test on chapter 4. She had a little difficulty answering the first question but after that she was more confident answering the rest of the questions."
"The student and I completed our second session today. We briefly reviewed topics from our first lesson and engaged in a mini dialogue to practice greeting someone, making an introduction, and saying goodbye. We reviewed subject pronouns and completed a short exercise identifying which subject pronoun would be appropriate to use. We then focused the lesson on the verb ser (English to be) and covered its different uses. As we reviewed the appropriate ways to use ser, we practiced speaking and using new vocabulary terms. We incorporated a short lesson telling time and numbers as well during the ser introduction. We covered subject/ verb agreement, and gender/ number agreement. We also introduced a few adjectives and talked about how to make common nouns plural. For our next lesson, we will briefly review what we covered today and move on to estar, which is another verb in Spanish that means to be."
"The student and I reviewed various topics in preparation to his Spanish final coming up next week. We worked on the practice worksheet provided to him by his Spanish professor. We reviewed el preterito, verbos de cambio de raiz, the difference between conocer/ saber and ser/ estar. I left some exercises for him to complete including working on the futuro proximo."
"The student and I reviewed the present and past (imperfect/ preterite) tenses. In particularly, we learned the ser and estar uses and tenses. I encouraged the student to continue practicing the verbs and vocabulary outside of our tutoring sessions."