Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The client is studying reflexive verbs and also had a new, long list of verbs to memorize. We started with a verb quiz, then went over how to conjugate reflexive verbs, how to determine whether to use a definite article or modifier, where to place the pronouns with conjugated and unconjugated verbs, what the different pronouns are for reflexive verbs, how to determine if a verb is reflexive or not, and ways to memorize the list he was given. Then, we finished with another quiz to reinforce the material."
"We worked on 2 tasks. First, answer a question from your partner who is asking for advice with a very demanding mother and your friend needs to be more independent. Second, conjugate verbs in the subjunctive present tense. The student was very focused on his tasks and showed a good attitude. I gave him a couple of resources in order to improve and check verbs conjugation."
"Today we continued reviewing pronunciation and started learning about definitive articles and masculine/ feminine nouns. We reviewed greetings as well, and started learning about conjugation and why we conjugate verbs. It was a lot of information that is necessary for learning to speak Spanish fluently and correctly. The family did a great job sounding out words and using what we have already covered to continue learning more. I always look forward to working with their family."
"In preparation for an upcoming quiz, the student and I reviewed preterit verbs versus imperfect verbs. We went over the conceptual difference between the two tenses. We did drilling exercises over the conjugations of each."
"The student said she had a little trouble understanding when to use subjunctive. I started our lesson outlining all the indicators that the subjunctive will be used like "Es bueno que." I wrote out all the indicators her text had covered thus far, and did an example sentence for each of them. I also did some examples of when the subjunctive is not used, like when the subject does not change or when there is no indicator. She said she understood the material better after the lesson. I also went over conjugation with her and pointed out some of the irregulars, especially the nosotros form."
"Today we covered -car, -zar, and -gar verbs, and how they conjugate differently in preterite tense Yo form. I used a website which has quizzes and notes on many subjects the student is learning. We also practiced forming and translating sentences. At first the list of verbs and conjugations felt like a lot to the student, but once we took a closer look, he realized he knew a lot of it already. His attitude and patience with the subject today were improved, and we broke up the studying with some music that had some Spanish lyrics. I had him translate what he could from the lyrics that were in Spanish to English, and he was able to recall a lot of the vocabulary from previous sessions."