Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student had homework in direct object pronouns and translations, so we began reviewing that and finished with a worksheet on direct object pronouns, replacing nouns with pronouns and conjugating verbs. She did well with the verb conjugation but got confused when paired with pronouns, so we should continue to differentiate between the subject and object."
"We started with 5 minutes of Spanish conversation. Learned cÃ_mo and sports. We will do this each time we meet. Reviewed months, days of the weeks, colors, and numbers (played Uno). We are working to learn new vocabulary (zanahoria, luna, lentes, caballo, dinosaurio). He was very astute, participative, and willing to learn. We will continue to have conversations, play games, and incorporate Spanish into every day life. We will begin to incorporate a written aspect with time. He should practice vocabulary words."
"The student and I reviewed vocabulary from last session. We added new vocabulary to the list with hobbies and feelings. We practiced the terms to be able to and to want to with the new vocabulary. We practiced speaking and writing with the new terms. I gave him two pages of homework in his book practicing the verb gustar"
"In addition to helping the student with some of his homework, we covered the negative Imperatives (regular) and briefly touched direct object pronouns, which he specifically requested. We are a little ahead of class since this past week was a video project. Our next meeting will be focused on direct object pronouns and Spanish reflexive verbs (as the student requested), incorporating the vocab for the week."
"We went over irregular verbs and she's really starting to see the patterns. We over direct and indirect objects. She did perfectly on the exercise her teacher had given her with very limited help. Fantastic!"
"The student and I reviewed his homework. We went over a particular tense that was on his homework that he sent me last night, and we began reviewing for his next vocabulary quiz. I will be correcting his homework this week that he sends to me via email."
"Today we made a review of what have we done so far, which also helped the student to catch up a little. He answered in sentence form using present, past, and future tenses, practiced article connectors, and used the possessive and reflexive. We will continue to review during next week."
"Today was our first tutoring session. I covered some basic Spanish concepts like the alphabet with emphasis on pronunciation of letters and some basic vocabulary, as well as some historical background on the Spanish language. The student has a good attitude about the material I presented and the way I presented it. She seems pleased with her progress so far. I recommended some study strategies for learning vocabulary which I will work more with her on in future sessions. I instructed her to continue practicing with the alphabet on her own."
"The student was very attentive and demonstrated a high level of motivation during the session. We covered two major concepts that are going to appear on his re-take of his test tomorrow. We covered reflexive verbs and also how to use verbs like gustar, molestar, encantar, and importar to indicate opinions. He is going to study more tonight for his test and I provided him with some suggestions about how to do so for the remainder of the evening. Overall, I would consider this a successful session. I am eager to see how he does on his test."
"Today we prepped for a test that she is going to have. We worked on imperfect and the preterite verbs. We also worked on vocabulary and started to prepare for a composition about 9/11 that she will have to write."
"The student has a test on preterite vs. imperfect this week. We first reviewed the uses and compared their meanings with specific verbs and within stories. We practiced preterite separately first because she wanted extra practice with the conjugations. We then practiced choosing between them and discussed the choices. By the end of the session, the student was able to consistently identify and explain correct tense choices."
"The student and I studied for his upcoming Spanish test. We worked a lot of the verb estar and memorizing classroom vocab. Also, we got him caught up on the math work he missed last week and completed that homework."