Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She was working on Spanish verbs conjugations. Infinitivo y subjuntivo. She has to write the correct verb tense in each sentence. She was working in Spanish history too. She had material. Her Spanish was good and she could express herself and communicate well."
"Today the student had a significant amount of homework, so he spend the duration of the session trying to get all his homework done. He was able to get on task and accomplish his assigned homework. The homework consisted on completing questions regarding the usage of commas and complete sentences using commas in Spanish. After the homework was done, we studied a bit for his upcoming Contenido test. He seemed very well prepared for Contenido."
"Our first session went very well! The student has a great accent and is very attentive and fun. Her basic obstacles lie in a shaky foundation when it comes to the basic grammar constructions of Spanish as well as a little vocabulary, which we will work on next time."
"We concentrated on learning and practicing new vocabulary from the textbook's current chapter dealing with descriptive adjectives of people. We also reviewed the restaurant vocabulary from last time. The student made more flashcards using the new vocab. and we practiced using them in sentences. We ended by using all the cards in a game of concentration."
"The student and I completed our third session today. We did a brief review over lesson 2 and practiced a mini-dialogue. We reviewed the verb "ser" and practiced the present indicative conjugation. We then moved on to focus primarily on the verb "estar," which is another verb in Spanish that means to be. We focused on the main ways this verb is utilized, including indication of well-being, location, health, and prepositions of location. Within each big idea of how "estar" is used, we introduced new vocabulary terms and practiced forming sentences, short conversations, and negating statements. We introduced the days of the week and some additional vocabulary to help build more sophisticated sentences. We also spent some time today reviewing and reinforcing Spanish subject pronouns. For our next lesson, we will do additional practice distinguishing the uses of "ser" and "estar," and we will work on introducing additional verbs and vocabulary terms."
"Today's session was spent preparing the student for her oral presentation in Spanish. I helped her to review the main ideas and choose the right vocabulary that is more appropriate in a Spanish conversation. She's practicing pronunciation. Her Spanish pronunciation is normal for a beginner, but is improving day after day. She confuses the pronunciation of the word "me" in English with the word "me" in Spanish. She's working to correct that confusion. Her assignment is to practice the writing she did for her oral presentation until she knows it by heart."