Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We were able to use the session to drill vocabulary. We're focusing on specific work vocabulary, a handful of tenses, and certain parts of speech, and it is definitely starting to pay off."
"For the students' first session, I decided to cover mostly pronunciation basics due to their interest in mastering spoken Spanish. I started by gauging their baseline knowledge of pronunciation by doing oral drills. These drills also served as a means to practice and review new vocabulary, the definite and indefinite articles, gender, and an introduction to adjectives. We laid out a basic plan for going forward, comprised of weekly assignments, reviews, and oral drills, followed by reading and writing practice."
"We worked more with reflexive pronouns and construction along with discussing events in the past. Next week, we will start future tense."
"The student has really improved and has learned so much. So far he has learned feliz for happy, triste for sad, and enojado for mad. He has also learned his numbers 1-10 in Spanish. Additionally, he can say buenos dias for good morning, buenas noches for goodnight, hola for hello, and also adios for goodbye. He is very sharp and is a fast learner. Next time I will help him learn much more and also have him practice and apply what he has already been familiarized with and learned."
"The student and I reviewed our first lesson plan (which he had studied thoroughly) for the first 30 minutes of our session, followed by a comprehensive review of "-ar" verbs (specifically "hablar" and "estar") with intermittent scenario-based conversational practice. He continues to impress me with his dedication to learning the language and scored a 95% on his Spanish test. He studied sections that we were unable to cover during the previous session, allowing us to move onto more advanced topics."
"This was the fourth session with the student. He remains eager to learn Spanish and a pleasure to teach. As before, we reviewed prior concepts in a conversational way with special emphasis paid to pronunciation, as this is the aspect of Spanish with which he most struggles. New concepts covered in included: days of the week, months, seasons, the structure of dates, and the conjugation of "gustar." Practice included the introduction of activities to be used with "gustar" and the use of the "ir a + infinitive" form with time and dates. Exercises from my textbook were also used to cement the concepts in written form. We discussed the use of the language learning apps as a good way to practice between sessions."