Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent time today reviewing and practicing the three different regular verb endings and their past tense conjugations because he doesn't have these memorized yet. I had him come up with both written and verbal examples. I then gave him a list that I'd prepared with baseball vocabulary (since he enjoys playing the game). I asked him to guess the meanings of words that he thought he might know, and he did quite well. We then went over the meaning of all the words and practiced using them -- focusing on verb conjugations, especially."
"The concepts we covered included going over the alphabet, and sentences using verbs. The student is struggling with understanding a conversation. Her attitude was positive and eager to learn. I included an actual conversation to practice before the next session. Extra practice will continue from an app he has already been studying. We will be focusing more on actual day-to-day conversations."
" We reviewed and did exercises for affirmative to commands, affirmative to commands with reflexive verbs, the present subjunctive tense, and irregular conjugations. We also discussed daily studying strategies to improve classroom comprehension."
"Review of the previous classes and exercises : future tense, conditional and commands, new vocabulary. Next session: subjunctive present, commands: affirmative and negative."
"The concepts reviewed in this session included future tense, por/para, reflexive verbs, and object pronouns. We re-visited por y para usages and examples such as "tengo un regalo para ti." Both students appeared to understand the material after discussions and examples of por/para and reflexive object pronouns. We will continue to review verb tenses and practice sentence structure, translations, and subject/object pronouns."
"The student and I spent the entire session writing his memory passage for Spanish that used preterite and imperfect. He has good ideas but speeds through writing these pieces without checking to see if what he is writing makes sense when he really translates it (a lot of misused uns and unas, mes, and tes). We just slowed him down and got him comfortable with constantly looking up the best way to say things when he is not totally sure of something."