Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on her homework for the new unit that she is studying in class. Her teacher has not yet graded the test that she took last week, but she feels that overall, she did very well on it. I was pleased to hear that she has started making flashcards on her own, since this is a strategy that has helped her a lot. In our session, we continued to review vocabulary and also verb conjugations, which she has continued to demonstrate a lot more confidence in."
"We worked on conjugation of the verb "tener," the numbers from 11 to 100, and frequency words such as: "todos los dias, cada dia, rara vez, nunca, siempre, etc." We designed a table that the student can picture in her mind to determine what form of the "tener" verb to use depending on the noun in the sentence to distinguish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person in singular or plural. She has a fantastic memory and is a visual learner."
"The student and I went over his vocabulary and talked about stem-changing preterite verbs. We briefly reviewed object pronouns. He worked hard during the session, even when I challenged him with some listening/speaking exercises. I told him to look up prepositions and preterite verb practice online for more practice. He was proud of his last test grade, which was an improvement. I am glad he got points back on an old test when he talked to his teacher as well!"
"The student did very well today! We focused on reviewing for his exam on Friday. We went through the vocabulary and grammar (possessive pronouns and commands). He should continue to review irregular formal commands, but he did extremely well on informal commands and the possessive pronouns -100% of those questions were correct!"
"We spent all of this session talking about direct and indirect object pronouns, which is what the student says she needs the most help with. She has a good understanding of the pronouns separately, but has trouble using them together, so we worked on that for a while. I showed her how to dissect the sentences and identify the different parts of speech, and she started to gain confidence."
"The student and I discussed the verb "doler," as well as the concept of reflexive verbs in general. We practiced conjugation. I would say that the reflexive verbs were what he was struggling with the most, but I think he now has a good grasp on the material. We also reviewed health-related vocabulary, on which the student has a quiz tomorrow. I also helped him with a writing assignment in Spanish. I left him with written examples of the verb "doler," conjugated with various subjects, as well as a list of the vocabulary I believe he should focus his studying on tonight. I feel that the student's strengthened grasp on reflexive verbs was a definite win!"