Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed an exam he took before I started tutoring in which he did not do so well on. We went over the errors and what the corrections should have been. We started preparing for his written portion of his Spanish final by answering questions in full sentence structure. He has also been introduced to the imperfect verb tense. We wrote out index cards like we did the last time. The student found this study technique that I introduced him to, to be very helpful."
"The student and I started by working on her new vocabulary words, and spent the rest of the session reviewing the differences between the preterite tense and imperfect tense (a difference that takes time to sink in, especially because the difference doesn't always exist in English). I asked her to write a brief draft introduction to an upcoming project where she will have to present a story about her childhood in Spanish to the class. Through this activity, we discussed the reasons/logic for using the preterite versus the imperfect tense, reviewed conjugations of the imperfect tense, and also used what she wrote as a tool for conversation practice."
"This was our last lesson for the school year. I helped the student to review for the oral portion of his final exam. We translated all questions and made up our own responses. Then I would ask him the questions arbitrarily and he would have to give the correct response. We did this several times until he got a perfect score."