Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student was concerned about the way he is studying by himself, so we mostly dedicated an hour analyzing how he studies, and I gave him some tips to study better. He is always pushing himself to do better. After that, I wanted him to describe himself, another lady, and the environment of the place where we were. I didn't know how much vocabulary he has and the verbs that he uses for that. He did great!"
"The student is reading "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for her English class, and the teacher is giving out enormous packets of work. Today we reviewed the questions so that she could understand them. We also discussed the play, as its structure is somewhat complex. After that, we moved on to math, working on word problems related to circles. Finally, we worked on ESL material, with her filling in blanks on worksheets as we discussed the sentences and the nuances of meaning of many of the words."
"Today I met with the student briefly to review for her Spanish final. I prepared a review test for her to see what areas she needs to continue studying. Using her study guide, I made questions that covered all of the topics that she will get tested on. After she completed the review test, I went over it with her and corrected her mistakes. It seems she needs to continue reviewing irregular preterite verbs, indirect object pronouns, and direct object pronouns. She also needs to look over irregular affirmative tu commands. The next time we meet, I will bring more review practice to prepare the student for her final."
"The student learned the reflexive verbs and pronouns and their applications by doing a set of exercises. He also practiced reading, translations and learned new vocabulary. He experienced some reasonable difficulties with the use of the reflexive pronouns, mostly due to his lack of knowledge of the verbs, but he has a great common sense to determine the proper use of the grammatical figures even without knowing some verbs, particularly the irregular ones or the new vocabulary. These reasonable difficulties will be surpassed through the continued practice with oral and written exercises."
"Today, the student and I completed our first session. She is preparing for a Spanish placement test, so we spent the entire session going over practice questions covering vocabulary, grammar, verbs, listening, and reading comprehension. We used the practice problems to review verb conjugations, discuss idiomatic phrases, and cover direct and indirect object pronouns. We discussed subject/ verb agreement and number/ gender agreement while we reviewed answer choices. We went over strategies on how to eliminate answer choices and how to use context clues to help interpret a question for meaning. For our next session, we will cover more practice questions and spend some time reviewing the different verb tenses and moods in Spanish."
"The student is currently reviewing all the topics she studied this semester in preparation for her final, but today we mostly focused on reflexive verbs, the preterite tense, and telling time. I wasn't sure if she needed to go over reflexive verbs, because we've spent a lot of time on them. Overall, she's made a great deal of progress on that topic. She had more trouble with the newer material that she recently learned, which we discussed at the beginning and the end of the session. She has been studying object pronouns and demonstrative adjectives. However, with a couple more sessions and lots of studying, I think that she will be very prepared for her upcoming final."