Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I reviewed and quizzed over vocabulary. She worked on her homework assignment using her new vocabulary and conjugating verbs into the preterite tense vs. present tense. We then reviewed present perfect tense and past participles. We also discussed using a lot more Spanish dialogue from here on out to work on her language production and accent. She is great at vocabulary memorization but verbs are a little trickier for her. But she is moving along quickly!"
"We finished going over an article. I had the student read a couple of paragraphs out loud to go over pronunciation. We then used a website that tests Spanish proficiency based on listening to native Spanish speakers answering different questions. We listened to the answer, and I tested him on his comprehension and then had him answer the same question. Throughout the discussion, I took notes and corrected his grammar mistakes. I made more of an effort to only speak Spanish, and he seemed to enjoy the challenge; the hour and a half flew by. I gave him some more grammar exercises to complete before our next class."
"Today, we started working on the vocabulary in the new chapter, which the student will be tested on next week. We worked a little bit on the grammar as well (hace que time construcitons), and spent the rest of the session reviewing for his final exam. Today, we got through most of the vocabulary and grammar in Chapters 1 and 2 (indirect and direct object pronouns, preterite conjugations, vocab about travel). His parents sent me his progress report from his teacher and also suggested I meet with his teacher. I think this may be helpful, as I haven't been able to see any tests or assignments he has done in class because he's not allowed to take them home."
"The student is doing well in his course work for Spanish, as we have prepared a lot for that subject. He has also requested my assistance with Political Science, so I have accommodated his request with any problems. He is getting the benefit of getting help for both subjects from me."
"Today, the student and I reviewed for his test on Friday and his final exam next week. He did very well, and I am very proud of his progress! He got all of his questions on the subjunctive tense correct, and had only minor errors in the other sections."
"Today, we went over the teacher's edit of the student's letter to the "3 Kings" by reviewing her conjugation tenses, word choice, and pronouns. We also added vocabulary and made her sentences more complex by varying grammar. We then went on to study her worksheet she has for preterite tense irregular verbs. I quizzed her on the root and stem changing ones, and then we conversed in Spanish about her Thanksgiving holiday and her day at school. Study goals are to re-write her letter draft, practice an online interactive worksheet I sent her, and to let me know when she receives the date for her next quiz. We also made a plan to have a few review study sessions to prepare her for her Spanish final exam."