Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered different verbs and their conjugation in present tense. We started learning about present perfect and how to form it. We covered the two different ways to form present perfect. We reviewed everything else covered in our earlier sessions. The student makes great progress. I asked him to practice the conjugation of the verb 'sein' in present tense and past tense, and he did. He is able to talk about his hobbies now without making any mistakes."
"Today, instead of introducing new kinds of vocabulary, we discussed the past and future tense, as well as using dependent clauses. Because I used this as a chance to review vocabulary from previous sessions, the students were able to translate sentences I gave them well, both from English and from German. They were very comfortable with the future tense, and had few difficulties with the past tense, but some of the lengthier dependent clauses proved to be more challenging. In the future, we will be using more sentences with this grammar so they have ample opportunity to practice and become more comfortable with it. After the lesson, I gave them a word sheet with new words I introduced, as well as how to use the past and future tenses and dependent clauses."
"Today we reviewed ways of talking about the future by making sentences about New Year's resolutions. Then we moved on to adjective agreement with gender and case. Homework is the exercises in the grammar section, and finding and analyzing the adjective endings in the little texts at the beginning of the unit."
"Today's session went very well. The student started studying the future perfect tense and has an upcoming quiz this week. We started out by reviewing the future perfect tense. We worked with it in English for a few minutes and then proceeded to cover how it is conjugated and what it means in Spanish. I then gave him two exercises to work with. The first was a simple fill in the blank exercise where the verb is provided, and the second one was a narrative that required much of the future perfect tense conjugations. Lastly, as has become routine, I gave him a series of tenses to incorporate a verb into. Today the verb was querer."
"We engaged in more conversation in Spanish, covering many topics from weather to the student's favorite animal. The student is quickly building vocabulary in Spanish as well as implicitly learning Spanish grammar through question and answer!"
"We have worked on different topics about the environment. The student had a good attitude toward the material that was reviewed. He is struggling with writing. I have left the student with extra practice."