Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the present progressive tense, pronouns, affirmative and negative commands, and vocabulary. We talked through the concept behind each of them, and translated several examples into English. The student asked a lot of good questions and did well with the extra practice items I gave him for each topic. He needed help some with the vocabulary words, specifically understanding the definitions. I recommended that he review the vocab words for the unit as well as the irregular commands. Overall he seems to be pretty well prepared for his test on Monday - he will just need to do more practice over the weekend."
"We covered the history of Paraguay and the student started writing the essay about Uruguay. He worked on researching a lot about the history, people, and more. Also, we covered some of the professions and what they do."
"The student and I prepared for her Spanish quiz tomorrow, using the materials her Spanish teacher gave her. We reviewed saying "how long" and "how long ago" using "hace que," and we reviewed stem-changing "ir" verbs in the preterit form. She feels ready for her quiz now!"
"Today we practiced conversation skills around family members and learning new vocabulary around family members. I reviewed informal and formal commands in Spanish and taught them rules regarding subjunctive tense and irregular verbs. Explained grammatical rules and assisted with pronunciation. Briefly reviewed ser/estar and appropriate use of each verb."
"Today we reviewed descriptions of people, both physically and in terms of personality, using first and third person and the verbs ser and tener. We also reviewed the use of ser and estar and their differences, as well as a brief look at the difference between saber and conocer. We learned some frequently used expressions with the verb tener, talked about time of day in reference to meals and the appropriate verbs, and briefly talked about one of the future tense constructions: ir + a + verb. The student was responsive. I asked him to work on the song piece again, if he can."
"We covered the two past tense conjugations (preterit, imperfect). Phrases concerning time and place. The student was persistent in learning concepts that were new and was eager to use them in practice. I left a vocabulary list to study for the next session. The student was catching on to new materials rather quickly."