Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"New vocabulary for speaking to a receptionist at a place of business was the focus of the lesson. The student practiced the modeled business scenarios and responded to different questions presented by the teacher. Reading, spelling and grammar were included in the lesson."
"In this session we started studying for the student's upcoming midterm. We worked on the following topics followed by several exercises: ser, estar, present, present progressive, preterite, and imperfect. The exercises focused on the understanding in the use of each tense, when they are used, and their specific conjugations. He understands all the topics well. He needs to review a little more vocabulary. He also needs to be more organized with his loose notes and practice exercises."
"The student and I had our first session of the new year, and our first session in quite some time. As such, we focused on review. The student did very well--a lot of what we had previously covered came back quickly for him."
"We reviewed the study material from the previous session and continued with the days of the week and the months of the year. The student learned the interrogative words. He learned and practice the parts of the day. He also practiced questions and answers using cuales, cuantos y que with the days of the week, the months of the year and the day and date."
"The student and I worked on indirect objects, the verb gustar, and a review of the future tense using the verb "ir." She has solidly committed verb conjugation to her memory but has forgotten the meaning of the verbs. In our next session I'll bring some materials to help her better retain them and to learn the chapter 7 vocabulary, on which she has a quiz on Wednesday."
"We had a great first session yesterday! I was able to get a good idea of where you were in terms of conversational and grammar knowledge of Spanish. You have a good understanding of basic sentence formation and the present tense, although I would like to work with you on conversational competency (rather than memorization) to help you feel and sound more confident. Please go over and try practicing the new structure we learned - the present perfect. I'm sending you some links with various kinds of practice work you can take with you on your trip, and a book or two it might be helpful to have upon your return."