Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we went over a few practice pages that I had assigned her from the last session that involved the uses of the preterit. I can tell that the student understands the preterit conjugations better but is still struggling with remembering when to use the accent marks. She also told me she found reference materials from last year so that will help her comprehension. For the next session, I assigned her a two pages of practice that involve some irregular preterit verbs that contain spelling changes."
"We prepared for the student's upcoming vocabulary test and completed comprehension exercises from the in-class video."
"This week we reviewed and did exercises on stem changes with required, on the spot conjugations and translations, and building vocab as we went. Reminders were given on si clauses."
"As practice from the last session, I sent the student some worksheets to go over the conjugation of the preterite with both regular and irregular verbs. So, we started the session by going over these sheets. He did quite well on them, and we went over the few errors that he did make. Because he has a quiz tomorrow, we spent the bulk of the session preparing for his quiz. His quiz tomorrow will cover the imperfect tense, as well as vocabulary. We went through the only three irregular verbs in the imperfect, which are: ir, ver, and ser. We also practiced conjugating many forms of regular ar and er/ir verbs as well. I highlighted the patterns that all verbs carry in the imperfect tense such as there is an accent in all of the nosotros forms. Understanding and writing down these patterns seem to have helped the student a great deal. We then moved on to going over his vocabulary that we went over at the end of last week. Because he will have to write the Spanish form of the word, we started by me calling out the English version and he had to tell me what the Spanish word was. In doing this, I found that if he was given the Spanish form of the word, he could easily say what the English word was, but not vice versa. In preparation for his quiz tomorrow, I told him to review the grammar, but to spend a greater portion of his time on the vocab. He is to write or type the word in English and practice writing out the Spanish translation, which is what he will be required to do on the test. In the next session, we will go over his quiz and begin preparing for his upcoming test on Thursday."
"We reviewed vocabulary for the student's unit quiz on Thursday! I think he is well prepared and knows which words he needs to review. His pronunciation is good!"
"Today we went over the informal and formal commands. We also went over irregular preterite tense verbs."