Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued practice with irregular verb conjugation memorization as well as a brief review of key endings to know for regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs in various tenses. This session was pretty much a continuation of what we started previously, a comprehensive review of all tenses of verb and their conjugation patterns for both regular and irregular verbs. We finished with a brief verbal exercise during which the student was asked to exchange questions and answers with me. The pattern of this conversation was as follows: I ask a question. She answers. She asks a question. I answer. The goal of this exercise was to get her thinking about doing some verbal listening practice and speaking practice as spring approaches and test season is coming again."
"Today, the student and I spent about 45 minutes practicing conversational Spanish, in preparation for her trip to Peru. In addition, we reviewed and answered the questions from her Chapter 3 and 4 Exam Review. Later, we watched a short video clip of a lady in Peru speaking Spanish, in order to aide in the student's listening comprehension."
"I met for 45 minutes with the student for a total of one hour and a half. We studied for her upcoming test on the preterite and imperfect. I gave her fill-in-the-blank and writing exercises to practice the difference in use between both tenses. She had three pages from her Spanish workbook to do for homework and she completed those during our session."
"During today's session, we reviewed the Unit 1C vocabulary and did exercises on how to extend/accept/refuse an invitation. She still needs to review and learn the vocabulary list to understand and memorize it better."
"For our first session we worked on some pronunciation, reading and listening. The student's French is impressive for a beginner. She had some difficulty with the pronunciation of a few words, mostly on the ones with the "r" sound which is totally normal. I think she is ready to start with only French speaking sessions and more advanced reading and listening materials."
"For this session, after our beginning French conversation, the student and I reviewed reflexive verbs in French and practiced a little conjugation. Following that, I provided the student with a little story in French where she had to find the reflexive verbs and either correct them or conjugate them. She then created her own story, which was very good. Lastly, I drew pictures to describe one of the reflexive verbs and she had to figure out which one it was and created her own story using multiple reflexive verbs in French - it was very impressive!"