Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We first translated a series of sentences into Spanish. The student did a great job. He is learning the grammar very well and every day his vocabulary increases. Then we went over a video, and completed the whole video! He is working hard at understanding people's speech and at getting a feel for the language."
"The student and I had a session where we did an exam review over preterit (I walked, I saw, etc.) and imperfect verb forms (I used to, I was walking). She told me that she understood better but sometimes still has problems with knowing when to use each form, so we spent a lot of the session going over that. We also went over irregular verbs (verbs with spelling changes that most verbs don't have). I also gave her examples of English verbs (I was studying, I lived, etc.), so that way she could associate Spanish verb tenses with English verbs she is familiar with. We went over a couple of practice sheets she had from class, and I had her pick if a verb should be preterit or imperfect and also had her explain why each verb was that way. She told me that she felt more comfortable with knowing when to use each verb form. Overall, I think she has more challenges with understanding specific vocabulary and not so much understanding the grammar. I left her extra practice as adding a few verbs that have irregular spelling changes so that she can be more prepared for her exam tomorrow."
"This session, the student and I began with a review of yesterday's concepts, solidifying the fourth and fifth declensions and participles. We discussed uses of the ablative and accusative. We then went over subjunctives, discussing volitives, purpose clauses, result clauses, and indirect questions. We also reviewed comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs with irregulars. Next time, we will review one final subjunctive type and then translate Caesar, to practice this skill for section two of the test. Nice work."