Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The students were given clothing and emotions vocabulary to start the session. After that we proceeded to do another review of ser and estar. The students struggled a bit but improved throughout and demonstrated a keen and sophisticated understanding of the two verbs. The students were very positive regarding the material. We also covered how to tell time, which they both picked up very easily."
"We studied informal commands, regular and irregular. We classified them, and we added variations, like reflexive forms and direct and indirect object pronouns. The student completed 2 worksheets. We corrected them together. Then we reviewed vocabulary."
"Great session! We worked on forming sentences, and listening and comprehension in addition to recapping old vocab words. He shows progress in his ability to understand new stories that I read to him in Spanish from the first try."
"Today we learned vocabulary for jobs/professions. We practiced by matching and also by doing a crossword puzzle. In addition to this, we played our normal vocab review games and did a little learning with a new verb of doler (me duele). We also read aloud to practice speaking and pronunciation. The kids are getting very good at understanding what I'm asking in Spanish."
"During this session we worked on her project assignment. The assignment consisted of reading a children's Spanish book and writing a summary of the story in Spanish. Then she had to memorize the summary in order to present it in front of her class. I worked with her on the pronunciation and memorization of the summary. She did a great job and was able to memorize it."
"The student has a quiz on Friday, so we went over all forms of commands. She made note sheets for each form she expects to see (tu, usted, vosotros, nosotros). We made a study plan for the next couple of days. She mentioned she knows she will do better if she gives more effort, and has been talking to her teacher more, which is really helpful to her."
"This week we reviewed the preterit and the imperfect Spanish tenses. We particularly focused on creating sentences that use both the preterit and the imperfect in the same sentence. I find that it is very helpful for the student to create his own sentences because as he does so he practices masculine and feminine pronouns as well as practicing new vocabulary and grammar points. We then moved on to introducing the future and conditional tenses. We did not finish going over the new topics but I left some materials for him to read up on and to complete for homework. Next session we will continue to work on future tenses and perfecting present and past tenses."
"Today, we did exercises in her workbook so that she could get caught up. This entailed regular and irregular verbs, family vocab, sports vocab, making questions and possession articles. This was my first session with her, and I really enjoyed it!"
"We reviewed the medical and dental terms that were previously introduced and included some new ones. I gave situations and they had to use the phrases to interact with me, a Spanish speaking client. We did lots of repetition, because that's the best way to learn. I used some mnemonic strategies to remember some words. They are going to practice on their own during the week with the Spanish speaking clients."
"In today's class we reviewed for his quarterly exam. We mainly focused on the subjunctive mood, vocabulary, and indicative commands."
"We worked on the student's Spanish homework - expressions with tener, present tense verb conjugation of irregulars, indefinite articles, vocab, ir + a + infinitive."
"The student and I went over our worksheets from last session, focusing on pronunciation. We then turned to new vocabulary to be used in conjunction with the verbs ser and estar. After writing down and saying aloud the new vocabulary, we went through pronunciation again, focusing on the new worksheets."