Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts: our tutoring plan, how to answer questions properly, pronunciation of special Spanish characters, and reading and understanding Spanish. His attitude was positive. He really likes the class. Strategies: reading and correction, questions/answers, vocabulary game. Extra Practice: reading and summary of one new story. Wins: the student is very collaborative and assertive. He is very good to correct his mistakes."
"During this session, we discussed the specific issues and questions that the three students have about their respective Spanish curricula. We worked specifically on how and when to use the preterite vs. imperfect tense. Student A has an exam covering this material on Tuesday, so it was a good review for her. We also practiced conjugating verbs in present, preterite and imperfect tense, especially irregular verbs. We reviewed the irregular conjugations of hacer, ir/ser, venir, traer, etc. and discussed how best to remember them. We also reviewed irregular "car/gar/zar" verbs. I took notes about what we discussed during the session and left them with the girls as a reference sheet if they would like to review during the week. We discussed topics to work on for next time!"
"It was our first session so I identified the subjects both students are studying in class such as differences between the interrogatives cual and que, preterito and imperfecto, and the alphabet. I will send them some exercises online for them to practice during the week before our next session."
"We covered the rest of the concepts listed on the student's study guide, including verb conjugation, commands, frequency words, agreement, and vocabulary. She had greatly improved on the vocabulary since the last time we went over it, but she needed to review past and present tense verb conjugation, which was not as fresh in her mind. Overall, she was more confident with the material than she has been in the past. For the topics that she is still not totally comfortable with, I drew her a couple charts that she can use as a quick reference. We have one more session before her exam next week, so I'll check her study progress then."
"We went over the present perfect tense, and the student did some sentence formation. We went over the numbers and some useful words, and I asked him questions using those. We went through the next lesson of the book, which was a review of all the verb tenses covered so far. I had him do some verb conjugations using different subjects and all the tenses."
"The student and I worked together to review commands making a visual map of the distinctions between positive and negative "tu" commands and "usted" commands. We will be working through his semester packet from last semester to highlight any weak areas or topics that he feels he needs to review. Starting with commands and DOP's/IOP's/reflexive pronouns. He recalls more than he expects every time we meet and he did a great job today!"