Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we focused on working with the imperfect tense and the preterite. The student's class continues working on chapter one of their text "Realidades." He completed two worksheets from the text's workbook (pg. 15-16). He practiced identifying when to use the imperfect tense vice the preterite tense. We spent the final part of the session working on vocabulary in preparation for a quiz. The vocabulary centered around athletics, exercise, and competition."
"This time we reviewed the direct and indirect subject pronouns in present-tense sentences. We worked on class examples for oral and written practice."
"Went over imperfect (regular and irregular conjugations) and in combination with preterite. Reviewed preterite."
"During this session, I reviewed the student's homework with him. He did very well in the exercises concerning either the preterite or imperfect. He was able to properly conjugate the verbs and recognize the different uses of each tense. He had a little trouble with pronunciation, and we worked on that throughout the session. For homework, I asked him to review the worksheets to catch any mistakes before we review them together. These worksheets will give him practice using the preterite and imperfect within the same passage. I also asked him to prepare for an oral exercise: "Talk about a bad day you've had in the past." I also mentioned to him that I will give him an oral exercise during the next session with no preparation time, and he liked this idea. I also plan to move on to a new topic soon: reflexive verbs."
"I brought questions related to the student's recent trip to Santa Fe. I also brought a small activity using the map of Santa Fe to talk about direction words. Finally, we looked together at a pop song he had heard through his son, looking at the meaning, vocab, and grammar of the lyrics."
"I continued teaching the student the conjugation of -ar verbs in Spanish. We practiced 3 exercises in chapter 4, concentrating on the use and context of various conjugations of -ar verbs in Spanish. At the end of the lesson, I introduced him to the endings of -er and -ir verbs, and briefly practiced their use."