Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met and continued working on all of our Spanish 4 advanced grammar: perfect tenses, subjunctive tenses, past perfect subjunctive, present perfect indicative, past perfect indicative, past subjunctive, past participles, present participles, etc. He is doing an excellent job moving forward and mastering complicated and technical tenses and expressions, and he impresses me with his tenacity and dedication as he engages such tough material and analyzes these texts. I love to teach him and hope he continues to enjoy learning!"
"The student and I prepared for her final exam by reviewing preterit regular and irregular forms, when to use preterit vs. imperfect, reflexive verbs, and how to create constructions with gustar/doler/encantar/parecer/importar."
"This was our first session. I went over present tense of ar, er, and ir ending verbs, alphabet, spelling with letters, some basic vocabulary, and also brought him some medical related terminology (places in hospital, getting patient information, and body parts). I left him with the vocab to study and he has a medical Spanish book to start working through. He is very enthusiastic to learn! He has a great accent, it's just a matter of grammar and vocabulary now."
"The student feels the key to speaking well in Spanish is knowing and correctly conjugating verbs. He has a good point. We continue working on conjugating regular -ar and -er verbs, moving into -ir later this week, and working in irregular verbs he uses frequently. We addressed and practiced present perfect today. We continue working on vocabulary for asking and hearing peoples' stories. The student does well and usually self-corrects. His biggest struggle is just that there's a lot to learn and practice with conjugations. Great attitude, and enthusiastic about his purpose. Still doing lots of oral work. Not as much conversation in Spanish this session, but paving the way for a good verbal workout Thursday. Sending extra practice weekly. The student is doing better at conjugating correctly."
"We studied topics needed for the student's final exam. I gave him study sheets to conjugate verbs. I reviewed and corrected study sheets he completed at school and/or at home. He needed help with the conjugation of stem changing verbs and knowing when to you the nosotros conjunction instead if the yo form. I showed him how to look for key words in the sentences to signal when to use the nosotros form. I gave him an outline of what to study on in preparation for his exam. We read short passages in the present tense to boost his pronunciation and ability to recognize cognates and use context clues to figure out the unknown vocabulary. He is going to study at least one hour a day during the week and at least two hours on Saturday and Sunday to be prepared for his test on Monday."
"The student and I reviewed final essay questions for her science exam. We covered identification of the chorion, amnion, embryo, primary and secondary yolk sac, connecting stalk, and uterus. We also covered the pancreatic hormones and the feedback system in regulating blood glucose."