Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I are almost finished with the Mi vida loca program. When we are finished we will continue with work from a workbook reviewing the major concepts we have learned and continuing to practice conversation skills."
"Today the student and I worked together on a review sheet in preparation for an exam that he has soon. The worksheet covered topics that we had reviewed in the past, such as saber vs. conocer and sports vocabulary. I think that he is fine with vocab and understanding the differences between saber and conocer. I think that the only thing that he still needs to review a little is understanding the meaning of full paragraphs. Sometimes he doesn't understand a word or two in a sentence and he is unable to figure out the correct meaning. I suggested to him to underline words in paragraphs that he does not know and do his best to guess the meaning of the sentence without it. I think that if he reviews the sentences in the paragraphs on the worksheet a few more times, then he will do well on the exam."
"The student has his Spanish II final coming up, so we reviewed the unit vocabulary. I also gave him some sentences to translate in order to increase his familiarity with indirect/direct objects and also to improve his ability to quickly produce sentences in Spanish (his class often includes speaking assignments). I also had him describe a couple of nature photographs and read an article about the environment (parts of his final). I think he will do well!"
"We covered Math this last class, based on the student's latest tests results. We worked on counting, addition and mainly on subtraction. She worked on her school work, some worksheets I brought, and we played with number tiles to practice subtraction facts, which is her main difficulty now. Everything is done in Spanish."
"We worked on the chapter of the book that the student is about to start this coming week. We did a few vocabulary activities-- speaking, reading, and pronunciation. I will recommend a reading book that challenges him so we can have a separate topic to practice his speaking skills."
"In this section we covered the preterit and the imperfect with more details. The student has been struggling to recognize when each one should be used. We practiced with some online worksheets. I have noticed that she doesn't remember the meaning of many nouns, adjectives and verbs in Spanish. She needs more practice between sessions. I have suggested to use flashcards to help her memorize the words' meanings. She is very motivated; I can't wait to see her Spanish improve."