Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the material to be covered on the student's first test. He still has some gaps in his exposure to vocabulary, but I can see marked improvements in his verb conjugation skills and approach to answering questions to which he is unsure of the subject matter."
"Today went really well. The student and I worked on an oral assignment and then studied vocabulary words. She was doing pretty well with most of her words but agreed to keep practicing throughout the week. She is continuing to learn and practice past tense conjugation also. Overall I thought our session was great!"
"We worked a lot on communication strategies, circumlocution (not using English to get your point across), describing and defining. We focused on cleaning up his use of conjugated 1st person orally and self correcting for article gender agreement and the silent "h." We practiced giving longer, more detailed answers in complete sentences. We reviewed vacation and weather vocabulary, conversed, and prepared him for an upcoming quiz."
"Since our first session last week, the student has made a lot of improvements with being able to identify the meanings of Spanish pronouns. We reviewed them with flashcards, and there were only a few (usted and tu) that seemed to give her more difficulty than others. This was great to see, since it definitely helped her to more easily know how to match the pronouns with their correct verb conjugation. She said that she has an upcoming quiz on the verb tener, so we spent a lot of time focusing on that, since it's an irregular verb. She mentioned to me that she learns better by listening and speaking, as compared to writing, so this was very helpful for me to know. Once we did more practice that reviewed the conjugations by speaking, I could tell that she was starting to retain the material a lot better. In the future, we will continue to have some writing practice, since that's the format that she will need to know for her tests and quizzes in school, but we will do as much as we can with speaking and listening since that's what helps her to learn the material."
"In today's session, the student and I worked on reflexive verbs. We discussed the worksheet for his partner project, then he made copies of a grammar book that I have, which focuses on reflexive verbs. He finished the worksheets and really liked them. He has a much better understanding of the formation and rules of reflexive verbs now."
"In this session, the student and I went over main vowels such as A, E, I, O, U and how they are pronounced in Spanish. Writing these phonetically helped student with word pronunciation. I suggested that he review these more and memorize them for future sessions in order to improve his grammar and pronunciation during conversations. Furthermore, he and I also went over some conversation phrases. We also went over some nouns and verbs such as el doctor or the doctor and also verbs like correr or to run. Overall, he is very motivated and enthusiastic about learning Spanish."