Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on stem-changing verbs and how to identify them when given the conjugated verb and vice versa. We also worked on answering questions in different forms."
"The student had an assignment for Spanish where she had to work on a comic strip using technology related vocabulary and irregular verbs. We spent our time together today working on this assignment."
"Today we continued to review concepts that will be on the student's final exam. She informed me that the exam will be written, not oral, so I did not emphasize as much of the expressive skills as receptive skills. We reviewed vocabulary and structures related to time, activities, opinions, errands, numbers, family, age, and listing things. She did well with most of this. Her receptive skills are currently better than her expressive. She is good at expressing when she does not understand something, and her receptive skills with fingerspelling have greatly improved. Some of the time concepts are still difficult for her to form herself, like last week and next month, but she was able to receptively understand these concepts. We will continue to review for her final exam and work on her problem areas at our session next Thursday."
"We covered imperfect and preterite tenses and reviewed previous tests/quizzes to make sure that the student understood her mistakes. We also covered new material, including reflexive verbs and adverbs. She completed her homework and worked on the upcoming material. She was very responsible and wanted to correct her mistakes and fully understand the material."
"In this session, the student and I went through a new set of vocabulary cards she brought. Many of the words we have already learned, so she was able to recall their pronunciation and meaning. However, about half were new to her and we practiced using them in sentences. We then spent a bit of time reviewing conversational phrases. Finally, we did a lesson on the language app."
"The student and I reviewed numbers; "er" verbs; introduced nouns and articles (singular/plural/masculine/feminine); irregular verb "ser"; how to ask and state where one is from; miscellaneous Spanish culture notes; introduced conjugation of regular "ir" verbs; and we focused on pronunciation. She is getting better at pronunciation; she needs to keep practicing in order to be perfect, especially the sounds "ei" as in "seis.""