Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the same concepts as the prior session. We prepared for a grammar test coming up. I left her with a study guide I prepared that covers her problem areas. I believe she is very prepared for her exam, and my three sessions with her were successful."
"We covered all grammar concepts for the Spanish final. The student took some additional notes during the session to help her understand. We also identified areas that she needs to spend the most time studying. She seemed to understand all of the concepts after I explained them and after she practiced."
"On Sunday, we reviewed exam material for an upcoming Spanish test and also some keywords from World History. The student is confident in most of the history material, and we reviewed a couple of chapters, specifically East and South Asian civilizations and ancient Greece."
"Today, we went over irregular verbs in the preterite tense and the student's worksheets with the conjugation of reflexives and irregulars. We went on to study the introduction of the imperfect tense and practiced using both the preterite and imperfect at the same time with a few online worksheets I sent her. I sent her a page on keywords for using the imperfect tense and a description page as well as the answers to the online worksheets so she can study more. She has a lot of new vocabulary and was confident she would be able to memorize all of it for her quizzes coming up. Using multiple tenses at the same time can be really confusing, but she did well on the online worksheets. I was impressed!"
"The student and I reviewed for an upcoming exam. Topics included: ser/estar, conocer/saber, affirmative commands, and vocabulary (parts of the body). Overall, we did make some progress, but he needs to review a bit more before the exam. He is a motivated and bright student. He can get up to speed if he focuses and puts in the time."
"The student needed help in Spanish II with preterite vs. imperfect. This is an area of verb conjugation that is very challenging for even very experienced Spanish speakers. She had handouts from her instructor and emailed them to me. We parsed them carefully, making our own notes and coming up with examples. We then went over her homework, and I talked her through how to make the choice between preterite and imperfect conjugations."