Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was my last session with the student. We went over all the material we had covered until then: the preterite, the present, the perfect, the imperfect, the present progressive, past participles, vocabulary, the future, and the conditional. Additionally, we reviewed subject and object pronouns, and how to construct sentences with grammatical accuracy. Lastly, we went over comparatives and comparative constructions in Spanish. It has been a pleasure working with this student."
"We chatted for a few minutes, catching up on our past weeks. We next looked at a reading about bilingualism and went over the related exercises from the book. These dealt with the past subjunctive. After that we went over some exercises that the student had done from the grammar book which practiced the passive construction."
"Yesterday we reviewed the Spanish Civil War. Specifically, when it occurred, the two sides, and the outcomes. We also discussed Don Quixote and the characters, and did character analysis and short plot summaries. We discussed possible essay questions and what possible answers could be. He remembered a lot of what we discussed last time and was good at recalling our previous discussions. He had a good attitude toward the entire session. I left him with an overview to help him study."
"We outlined what the student needs to study for her final exam on Monday. I gave her a list of irregular verbs and a conjugation sheet where she can write out the verbs for practice. She had her own conjugation sheet from her teacher that we reviewed and corrected as needed. She read aloud her vocabulary words from the start of the semester. I showed her where to go on the Spanish dictionary website to take verb conjugation practice tests. She knows what she needs to study for her exam. Her strength is conjugating verbs, so as long as she studies her vocabulary and continues to practice conjugating her verbs, she will get a good grade on her exam."
"Reading and pronunciation practice. The student is improving his reading skills and pronunciation of the Spanish vocab. He also reviewed the articles, definite and indefinite, masculine and feminine and their applications in several exercises."
"We were using the vocabulary that we know so far through a game called Scrabble. The idea was to have a conversation while we were playing, in order to start working with the brain and multitask in a different language. I wanted the student to realize that he is able to do something else while talking and to stop worrying so much about grammar and start relax in order to be more fluent. The student was very optimistic and happy. The dynamic didn't work as I planned because he is very polite and when we started talking he stopped playing in order to pay attention, so I will try different techniques to accomplish this goal."