Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered mostly the preterite form of verbs; we discussed how to conjugate, the times at which it should be used, irregular verbs, and the differences between ser and ir in the past tense. The student did a generally good job with the examples I gave, although her biggest struggles were knowing which verb to use in given sentences and occasionally conjugation in the preterite form. I attempted to give her tips on pronunciation, in what situations to use the preterite, and on various common tropes in the Spanish language. I left her to continue practicing for her oral portion for her upcoming test after first reviewing her speech and pronunciation."
"Today, the student needed help learning a new set of Spanish vocabulary--dealing with nature/the environment and the present subjunctive tense. She didn't have much trouble completing her online assignments, but I recommended that she make flashcards for the words so that she can use them to study for her quiz next Monday. She has a final in two weeks, and we plan to meet two more times before then."
"The student did very well in this session as we mainly prepared for his upcoming Spanish final. This was his last session. He is in good shape for the exam as he asked me many question to prepare and I answered them all."
"I helped the student finish a worksheet about his favorite TV shows and movies to prepare for a class activity. I also helped him with an online quiz using acabar + infinitive. He will work on his vocabulary on his own since he will not be quizzed on it until next week. We ended the session singing La Bamba, which I had taught him the lyrics to last session as promised for his hard work."
"In this session, The student and I went over the definitions of the reflexive verbs that will be on his quiz next Wednesday. After that, we began working on his final. We researched his topic and went over what type of information he should look for in his research and what information to cover for each paragraph. He is going to write up a draft for our next tutoring session, and I will edit it and help him with content and translation. He told me that he thinks he did well on the quiz we were studying for, which is good news!"
"We checked and corrected work the student completed in class that day. We reviewed and practiced the conjugation of the irregular verbs leer, creer, oir, and caerse in the preterite tense for a quiz he has the next day. We also went over the different nationalities from Spanish speaking countries and grouped these by similarities so that they would be easier for him to remember for his quiz this coming Monday on this material. Lastly, we found an activity online on a Spanish language website for him to continue practicing preterite conjugation and better prepare for his quiz on Friday."