Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the past perfect and adverbial clauses which the student was having a hard time with in class. I gave her some hints to remember the adverbial and have worked out lessons for her and practice work. I have done a PowerPoint for her and told her to send me the composition she has so I can help her."
"The student is in Chapter 4A of her book and has just learned about the imperfect tense. She practiced conjugating verbs in the imperfect tense in the context of Spanish sentences. We reviewed vocabulary from the chapter and she took quizzes on the a website. She also practiced using the preterite vs. imperfect in several sentences. We ended with translating sentences with verbs in the preterite, imperfect, and present from English to Spanish, focusing on Chapter 4 vocab. She also wanted to review what a reflexive verb is, so we used an activity from the website to conjugate reflexive verbs in the present tense. She is going to continue reviewing vocabulary on her own."
"Today went great with this student! He was really struggling with the uses of "por" and "para" at the beginning (which is common for students at his level), but I gave him a set of rules and indicators for the uses of each and he had a lot better grasp by the end of the session. I sent him some screenshots of rules that he can refer to as well. We also worked on direct object pronouns and irregular verbs in the preterite. I cannot stress enough on his exam that he needs to ALWAYS check his noun-adjective agreement for GENDER and PLURAL vs. SINGULAR. These are Spanish 1 rules that students often lose when they move on in Spanish. They are tedious and seemingly unimportant but they are incredibly crucial and most importantly it is easy to lose lots of points quickly on this small concept. Overall, though, I think he is going to do great on his test."