Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the present tense form of verbs and also some irregular verbs. The student struggled a little bit with some irregular verbs, but that makes sense since they are much more difficult. He was very determined to learn the material and very invested in it. The student has a very strong base foundation for the language and I look forward to continuing to work with him."
"We covered conversation topics that described people and debates. The conversation included practicing a variety of verb tenses: indicative, subjunctive, preterite, imperfect, conditional, and future."
"The student and I continued studying for her final exam on Friday. We started to delve into one of the largest grammar components on the final: the preterite tense. We had already gone over the contexts preterite is used in during a previous session, so we focused primarily on conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the preterite tense by doing online exercises provided by her professor. I suggested she continue to practice conjugations, specifically of irregular verbs. We agreed to study the imperfect tense in our next session."
"This session began with a review of geometry homework. We worked on volume and surface area of spheres, which the student did very well on. She is beginning to become less and less dependent on me for help. We then began to work on Spanish. The student has a cumulative exam coming up, so her worksheet was primarily conjugation review. The student did fairly well."
"Today, the student and I completed our eighth lesson. We began with a short conversational review, going over how to express the calendar date, day of the week, and month. We also did a small introduction to the simple past tense with -ar verbs. We then moved on to more conversation practice, practicing family member vocabulary from a previous session. I am beginning to introduce more complex sentences, and She is also learning how to link conjugated verbs with infinitives. We then moved on to cover the present indicative conjugations of -er and -ir verbs. We went over common -er and -ir verbs and then put them into practice with more conversation practice. She struggled a little on pronunciation of -ir verbs, so I provided phonetic spellings on the more difficult verbs. For our next lesson, we will continue practice conjugating verbs and introduce additional vocabulary."
"The student was given a study guide for the final exam. Today we went over the use of ser vs estar, saber vs conocer, and some vocabulary and sample multiple-choice questions for the exam. He will keep practicing between sessions."