Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did well in this session as we mainly reviewed an extensive list of important vocabulary words that he needed to study to score a good grade in Spanish. I helped him remember these well and I quizzed him also. He got a majority of them correct, but he needs additional practice and assistance from me."
"In the beginning of the session, the student reviewed positive and negative commands while I looked over the sentences he wrote as his homework from the previous session. Afterwards, we worked with the imperfect tense, including learning some irregular words that change their meaning depending on if they are imperfect or preterite. The extra practice I gave him was to put those words into sentences to solidify his understanding of their meanings."
"Today, we went over and corrected the student's worksheet from class on the imperfect tense. I sent her four interactive online worksheets to practice imperfect, preterite, present, and past participle tenses as mini quizzes. She aced all of them. I sent her a few pages of explanations for "haber" as well. For the last 30 minutes, we went over her vocab for her quiz tomorrow by quizzing her and having her teach me the words."
"We worked heavily on Spanish because the student has a midterm tomorrow. This included reviewing materials for tomorrow's exam, as well as identifying concepts needing review for upcoming exams. We reviewed study skills and preparation options for her other upcoming materials, and worked through some exam prep questions, as well as vocab and speaking practice. She filled me in on her different classes and needs by subject, and I look forward to spending more time working on the algebra section of her work."
"The student told me he thinks he did decent on his quiz, just forgetting a couple vocab words. We started our session by going over reflexive verbs and pronouns. We went over how some words change in their meaning when they are reflexive and we did some practice with conjugation. Then we went back to reviewing preterite verbs. I brought with me another page of notes on how some verbs change their meaning slightly in the preterite. I also brought 30 fill in the blank questions that would help him practice conjugation. We got about a quarter of the way through the sheet when it became clear that he needed more review on the regular verbs in the preterite before we dove into irregulars. I told him to review the notes I gave him over the weekend so that it could come more easily to him in class and on quizzes."
"The student and I went over a variety of grammatical and vocabulary related subjects. He has shown great improvement in his ability to conjugate verbs in the present tense. He remains motivated to learn and continues to enjoy using an online program to practice."