Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student learned new vocabulary to express agreement and disagreement with different activities. Then, I gave him a statement, and he told me his opinion. The second activity we did was hiding cards with the same vocabulary and finding them to give examples. Then, he chose a game, and I asked him questions. In order to keep playing, he had to gave me the right answers. After that, he read pages of the book The Little Prince. He was very happy and learned his vocabulary better than other days. His extra practice is to read a story in Spanish every day."
"As a beginner, the student is quite a bright kid. We went through basic greetings, months, days of the week, numbers and family relatives. His pronunciation is quite good and he shows interest in learning. He is enthusiastic about Spanish."
"The student and I thoroughly covered the differences between por and para as well as direct object pronouns. These were the areas he identified as most challenging. I believe that he will be well prepared for his forthcoming exam. His performance was certainly very good. He was attentive in class and engaged the material with due diligence. I noticed his difficulty conjugating verbs in the preterite (especially irregular verbs). I have instructed him to study conjugations carefully and practice using them in combination with direct object pronouns."
"We finished the article about Thomas Meyer and talked about how clothing reflects the personality of the company owner. The student made an exercise to review all the prepositions that we have seen during this week: para, por, durante and a."
"Today we reviewed the endings for imperfect including the three irregular verbs. We then reviewed the reasons for when to use the imperfect verb tense. I provided the student specific sentence examples to go along with each reason, so that she can begin to see and hear what sentence structure in the imperfect tense sounds like, and then had her translate the sentences into Spanish. She did very well with this. I only had to correct minor grammar issues."
"Today, the student and I reviewed verb meanings and practiced verb conjugation in the past and preterit tense. We made flashcards of the verb meanings so that she can continue to review on her own. She continues to show improvement with practice. She also said that she did well on her quiz last week and on an oral assignment."