Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Before this session, I sent the student practice exercises to practice the different expressions using tener. Some of these include "tener que, tener hambre, tener sueno, and tener prisa." We utilized this section to review the tener packet; it was several pages, and it took the whole lesson. She is working on her accent and speaking skills the most."
"This was our first session. We discussed the student's capabilities and his past experiences with the language, in an effort to gauge his current level of Spanish. He has learned a lot after several years of classes, so we dived right into reviewing the present tense of all indicative verbs. I had him practice writing full sentences on his own, and I finished by having him translate several sentences directly, all which he did very well on. He will continue working on assigned material from school as well as a worksheet that I left for him to complete for our next session."
"Today, we started with the future tense. We checked the chart of how to conjugate, and then we I wrote some verbs. The students then wrote the conjugation of the verbs for the first person of the singular. Then, I put them in different exercises in which they had to change the sentences from present to future. They have extra practice to memorize the conjugations of the future tense."
"We covered food vocabulary in context; cognates (commonly used ones); idiomatic expressions with tener and ir; and pronunciations, spelling, and contextual use of vocabulary. The student improved her grade on last week's test. She seems more open and motivated to do well."
"The student did well in this session, as we mainly worked on his skit that he needs to present in his Spanish class on Tuesday. He created visual aides to memorize as well as other techniques that worked for him. He also completed the preterite homework assignment he had, and we went over the lesson."
"Today, I helped the student to study for a test about the preterit tense and the imperfect. We went over the reasons to use each one of them, the differences between them, and the keywords that imply the use of each of them. We then practiced the two tenses on online worksheets."