Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student first completed a homework assignment on a cultura section. We translated each sentence and then completed the questions on the section. Afterwards, we reviewed for his quiz on negative commands. I again took the approach of comparing the usted affirmative conjugation with the tu and usted negative conjugation. We covered irregulars and I reviewed spelling and stem change rules. I told him he needs to review the definitions of the verbs in addition to studying conjugation. Conceptually, he understands how to conjugate the verbs, so I told him to drill spelling/ irregulars."
"Today, the student had homework assignments about a new set of vocabulary regarding fine arts. As we went through the exercises, she seemed to have a good grasp on the definitions as there were a lot of cognates (words in Spanish that are spelled similarly to their English counterparts). I reminded her to translate words into English to help her answer questions and interpret vocabulary words; this will get easier with time the more she practices doing so on homework and tests."
"Today, the student and I worked on future tense and vocabulary. She did well. She continued to show confidence. We went over irregular future tense verbs as well as both written and spoken conjugation."
"We worked on direct object pronouns and indirect object pronouns today. We studied full sentences and then substituted out each object to make sentences with only pronouns. We also went over present tense and preterite tense conjugation of the verbs used in those sentences. I sent her some links to short lessons that explain present progressive and the object pronouns for the weekend because it is really confusing stuff for any student."
"We went over conjugation and conversation. The student overall did well! She was very receptive and enjoyed the lesson. I suggested she warm up with conjugations before conversing in Spanish. She picked up on feedback quickly and was great at correcting herself."
"We covered the imperfect and preterit tenses of verbs. This was done through the creation of ten sentences that demonstrated the use of these two tenses. The sentences made a story that had a beginning, a middle, and an end. The student is going to study these sentences to prepare for an upcoming quiz. He is making good progress in his class."