Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over, briefly, how to state location in Spanish; how to describe domestic chores (part of an upcoming test); how to conjugate verbs in the present tense; we reviewed a list of verbs from her textbook and practiced sentences with those verbs; we practice describing our daily routine; we described situations at school and classes; and, we talked about her favorite subjects and activities in school. I advised her to select ten to fifteen verbs that she wants to practice for every session."
"The student was introduced to the present and past tenses of "to go" in Spanish, and most of the session was spent practicing sentences. We talked about what we did for the weekend. The student also learned the days of the week and various usages of the word "vez" (time)."
"Today I asked questions involving all verb tenses that we have covered (present tense, preterite, imperfect, and subjunctive). We also went over indirect objects, direct objects, and using them all in a sentence together."
"The student and I continued to speak about the verb ser. We put it in the plural and began to use it with some simple adjectives. Then we learned how to use the -ar verbs in the present tense. We pieced together with a bit of conversation at the end. He's showing much improvement. I gave him some adjectives and verb endings to study. I then emailed him a PowerPoint study and a list of Spanish adjectives. He shows significant progress in verbal involvement."
"We reviewed several of this week's homework assignments, including odd and even numbers. We also reviewed basic phrases we've been going over the past few sessions (e.g. How are you? Where are you from? What is your name?) and learned pronouns (el, ella, yo, tu, usted), food and drink vocabulary, vocabulary to indicate people (nio, nia, mujer, hombre) and the verbs comer and beber. The student is doing great with the math and identifying the vocabulary."
"Today went great! I started off working with Student 1 on writing and spelling. Then I assisted Student 2 with writing, spelling, and sentences. I corrected both of their homework and then we moved onto Spanish. Student 1 was able to get started on the Spanish 1 worksheet and got all of the masculine and feminine questions correct. He is coming along. Student 2 loves Spanish and is coming along nicely, she really enjoys it! They are a pleasure to work with!"