Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on his flashcards and from my Spanish book. We focused on conjugating "ar" verbs as he is still having trouble remembering the pattern. We also added some "er" and "ir" verbs into his flashcards set. He was reminded that he needs to practice his flashcards during the week with his parents so that he can be better prepared for the next session."
"Conversational Spanish was again the focus of this session. The student learned new vocab and conversed in Spanish the entire session. Her progress is excellent."
"The student and I went over units of time. We looked briefly at two new verbs - "hacer" and "hablar." We also looked at parts of the body."
"Today, the student and I completed another lesson. We began with a quick conversational review over the date, day of the week, months, and ordinal numbers. We are reinforcing vocabulary terms and regularly using preterite construction in our warm-up questions. Today, we focused on reviewing vocabulary that we've introduced in previous lessons. We particularly focused on homophones and other similar-sounding words/phrases. We are working together on responding using the correct subject pronoun and using the correct personal ending. The student occasionally confuses the subject pronouns when he's asking a question or responding, but we will continue to improve on that. I've asked his mother to work on reviewing his flashcards on his own to help build his vocabulary base."
"Today's lesson went exceptionally well, by far the best one we've had thus far. We began, as has become custom, by reviewing the 60 most popular verbs in Spanish, but this time we focused on conjugations more than anything else. An infinitive would pop up on the screen and then I would point to a subject and the student would need to construct a complex sentence that demonstrates a) her mastery of the conjugation as well as b) her understanding of what the verb meant. After we went through all those, we did the lesson of the day which was telling/speaking about time. We covered the 2 different ways to do it as well as terms and expressions typically associated with telling time. Following that I gave her about 6 new verbs to memorize and how they are relevant to the unit. Lastly, we spent 15 minutes talking, I had her tell me about her dissertation. She did exceedingly well at talking around and describing the words that she didn't know how to say. Very excited about the next couple classes!"
"Today's session covered reflexive verbs. We focused on how to properly use them in sentences and conversations. During our session, we also used a website to do a practice test and go over any material that the student was having difficulty with. The student left the session confident about the material and there was a definite progress from this session. I have left the student with a link to continue practicing their reflexive verbs and a link to take a test and to play audio on the material."