Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"It was a great session today - very productive. We went through the student's final commentary assignment, the speech at the end of book 2. She translated it, and we corrected where needed (only a spot or two), she scanned her lines, and then we spent the majority of the time talking about the context and what she could note for her commentary. We did finish by going through some of the homework for tomorrow."
"We completed the written part of his oral assignment where the student has to instruct his friend what to do while he is out town by using informal commands. We practiced his pronunciation for his test. We also did an exercise on understanding commands. He has good pronunciation and understanding of the material."
"Continued review for tests - went over interrogatives and vocab and reviewed written submission - simplified it for the student's translation - went over preterite endings - found vocab for the essay. Did lesson 8 from overdue online assignments."
"First we started with demonstrative adjectives to prepare for her quiz tomorrow. Then we went through some exercises in her book covering reflexive verbs and pronouns, ser vs estar, possessive adjectives, and we worked on translating some sentences. She seems fairly good at remembering and memorizing words, but she doesn't quite understand some of the Spanish basics. We are working on that."
"Helped the student work through a 4-page review packet over Ch. 3.1-3.2, which consisted of conjugating regular '-ar' and '-er/-ir' verbs in the preterite as well as a handful of irregulars. Also reviewed how to construct verbs in the formal affirmative imperative tense."
"The student and I spent most of our time on the construction, conjugation, and translation of passive verbs in the present, imperfect, and future tenses. We made it through a few practice translation sentences, and he seemed pretty comfortable with the concept. I recommend that he continue to drill concepts from this lesson, as it introduced a lot of new, complex material. If he feels comfortable with it, we can move on to the next lesson next week."