Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on relative pronouns. We discussed when to use the short vs. long form (que vs. el/la que), when to use que vs. cual (no antecedent vs. antecedent) and how to use relative pronouns in conjunction with various prepositions. The student had 5+ worksheets from class that he completed confidently. At the end of the session he seemed much more confident on the subject matter and I'm sure he will do well on his test."
"For today's session, we focused on nouns, definite articles, and adjectives. We looked at how they are grouped and agree with one another when done correctly. We also talked about formation of compound nouns. Next, we practiced a few verb conjugation quizzes, forming all of the verb tenses in Spanish. Afterwards, we had time to practice reading strategies, and read a sample paragraph. She continues to do a great job, by using her resources and recalling previously learned material."
"We worked through an AP prompt, and went through an extensive vocabulary review. We also did a cultural comparison prompt and read a short article in Spanish for vocabulary building and content as well."
"The student did well in this session. We mainly worked on her AP Spanish exam preparation by doing several activities. These included reading comprehension, writing skills, and speaking. She is doing very well."
"The theme for tonight was family and community. The student studied and worked on this topic to use in the conversations and formal presentation for tonight. First he talked about what he had studied over the week in Spanish. The first conversation did not go as well as it could have, but he came back much stronger on the formal presentation and as we did a second conversation, he came back even stronger. It is recommended that he work with classmates whenever possible with the AP themes in conversations, utilizing what they have studied. They can complement each other with different topics. One can study one topic and one another and then talk about them together. Language requires daily study to strengthen and remember. Next week, he has chosen to work on global challenges. He will be working on an email and the written composition next week in our session."
"The student and I finished a reading comprehension activity based on the AP exam. Though he struggled with some of the questions, we reviewed what would be a good strategy for handling hard questions: eliminate the "worst" two, go back to the part of the text/ article where the answer is likely to be (even if he's not sure), consider the context of what's being said (what is said, by whom), and make a conclusion that best fits that context. He picked up quickly on vocab, new terms, and the general meaning of the article. His comprehension is strong, as well as his ability to work through the hard parts of the exam with focus and patience. More practice and review will be key, and his perseverance, maturity, and patience are all great tools for success. Next time, we will work on similar activities, review vocab and the strategies we have discussed so far. Good work."