Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The presente progressive tense was covered today. Students learned how to conjugate the verbs using the presente progressive ("Yo estoy comiendo", "Tu estas viviendo en San Antonio", "el esta manejando al trabajo", "Nosotros estamos estudiando espanol", "Ustedes estan practicando todos los dias"). Students had an activity today, like a short test. The students are doing great in their Spanish classes."
"We only worked on Spanish today! We went over an entirely new list of vocabulary where I wrote sentences in English for him to translate using his new vocabulary words. I corrected each sentence explaining why the changes needed to be made and what other words he could also use as a substitute. Overall he had a great lesson! He has two pages of new vocabulary and we covered all of it during our session and I even threw in some old vocabulary words which he had no problem translating! I thought he did an awesome job, and he also seemed to be in great spirits today, so we had a smooth lesson."
"For the duration of this session, the student and I mastered the material for his upcoming Spanish vocabulary quiz. We did various memorizing exercises, including going over the vocabulary list numerous times, and also completing diagrams that incorporate the vocabulary. The list was concerning the different rooms and elements of a house. For the second part of the session, we went over the creation of present progressives in Spanish, as well as how to differentiate infinitives from "tu" commands. The student is showing more interest in his material and is putting more effort into his work."
"The concepts covered this evening were Direct, Indirect, and Reflexive object pronouns. We reviewed and practiced sentences together. Both students appear to feel more comfortable when to use the IO and DO objects. We will continue practicing these pronouns on the next session."
"The student and I did a number of exercises to solidify her understanding of personal subjects "yo, tu, el, ella, etc." She has greatly improved. We then moved on to clarifying articles, such as the difference between "el/la, un/unos, etc.""
"We reviewed indirect pronouns - which ones they are and their use in a sentence. We also prepared for a make-up quiz on Present Perfect and a test on Preterite vs. Imperfect verbal tenses - how to form them, including irregular verbs, and when to use which. The student was very enthusiastic, demonstrated that he grasped the material well. I used some extra practice for imperfect vs. preterite (complete sentences) and explained that one of those tenses is used by default if none of the rules for the other one apply."