Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed for the student's quiz on Thursday on the imperfect tense. He completed his assigned homework assignments and I brought some extra exercises for him to complete. Overall, he seems to understand the imperfect well and knows how to conjugate the verbs. However, he has a little more trouble taking his time to figure out what a sentence means before choosing which verb fits best. I advised him to focus on reviewing the irregular imperfect conjugations, where the accents go, and to take his time on the quiz to think about what sentences mean."
"The student is steadily improving her Spanish grade. As we already know her biggest problems are verb endings, conjugating, and foundational grammar. We made up a quiz which bumped her grade to a 75% from a 69%. We also reviewed the present, imperfect, and preterite tenses for AR, IR, & ER verbs. I encouraged her to review her notes daily in addition to the regular vocabulary from the lesson."
"We went over the material that I sent her; she did very nicely and was a great confidence builder. We did do questions and answers that went much better than last time. Gave her some reading comprehension tips and we did a practice one. We will continue to work on this aspect."
"The student was focused and patient throughout the session. She worked on Spanish vocabulary, listening, pronunciation and verb conjugation skills. Specifically, she learned the following verbs: entender, recomendar, confesar, volver, recordar, dormir, encantar, and interesar. She also reviewed verbs learned from previous sessions including days of the week, months of the year, and seasons of the year. She completed sentences in Spanish by inserting the appropriate verb conjugation, month of the year, or season of the year. Overall, she had a great session; she attempted all tasks and had a positive attitude toward the material."
"We spent this session continuing to review the various grammatical structures we have been working on. We began by reviewing an assignment on preterite versus imperfect, and then we went over reflexive verbs and the work the student had done to practice those. He still struggles with a few pronunciation issues, but has improved a lot in terms of conjugating verbs correctly. I assigned some pages in his book on the present and past perfect, which we went over a few months ago. I also gave him a worksheet to practice reading that focuses on the type of words and sounds he has been struggling with."
"The student was a little shy and was not completely focused on playing memory games and practicing speaking, but I think this went well for a first meeting. She seems to struggle with some pronunciation, especially the rolled R. We played with her toys and talked about animals, big, medium and small, and foods."