Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the topic was "Adivinanzas", so we were starting to write with specific structures, small but descriptive. The student also learned some names of fruits in Spanish and I started to correct his orthography when writing, such as the words "si" and "y". The student is very optimistic and positive, he remembers most of the time the words that I correct him on and tries not to commit the same mistake again, which is excellent. The extra practice that he has is to go to the supermarket with his mom and look at the fruits, then draw them to complete the charts that I gave him, so we can write their names in the next session."
"We spent more time on conversation today. The student is speaking a lot more naturally, with fewer grammatical mistakes. He still seems to be a bit confused with the future and conditional tenses. We continued our discussion of the present subjunctive. We focused mainly on conjugating irregular and stem-changing verbs."
"The session focused on the difference of verbs that have a double meaning (saber vs conocer; pedir vs preguntar). Using a website and various conversational techniques, we were able to clarify these different verbs. Since each verb in English has two meanings in Spanish, it could be confusing for many people. We also looked at the numbers briefly from one hundred to one thousand. Students were able to grasp them once we put them in concepts and used them in conversation. We will focus on this again in our next session."