Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we first discussed the student's presentation from earlier that day and then went on to review some homework that he had for that day. It involved writing sentences, which I helped him with, making sure everything sounded good."
"The student practice the differences between the preterite and the imperfect tenses, and he reviewed the rules and made several written and verbal exercises. He also reviewed the possessive adjectives and the possessive pronouns and made various exercises. He also presented a verbal report on a famous singer. His homework is to write a paragraph or two about a person that has transformed his life. Vocabulary and instructions were given to him."
"We went over the days of the week, months of the year, the numbers 1-59, greetings and salutations. We started to cover gustar, to like, and began to talk about what one likes and doesn't like. The student did very well; she remembered the vocabulary we had reviewed previously. She is coming along nicely!"
"The student's goals are to first carry out a conversation in Spanish, then be able to conduct business in Spanish, including doing business-related presentations and any type of communication required by her line of work in Latin America. We practiced conversation on different topics in Spanish. We then reviewed verb conjugation and established daily goals and short range weekly goals."
"Today, we worked on writing sentences using preterite tense and the command form. The student has a project due on the 8th, and we kept our focus there. She is now nearly finished with the project; she just needs to ask her teacher about a couple of verbs that we chose to use. Overall, she does a great job conjugating the verbs in the correct form. I notice minor errors in some of her grammar when writing paragraphs, but she is quick to correct herself. She almost never forgets to add accents to words that need accents. That is impressive!! After we finished with the Spanish, I helped her with an Algebra 2 problem that she was struggling with."
"We completed our study of the imperfect today and compared the imperfect to the preterite. The student will continue to study and do exercises on his own to help with this concept. Next week we will study future tense."