Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, the student and I began with a quick large-digit number review. He's still learning the irregular number forms and differentiating between the millions, thousands, and hundreds places. I have asked him to regard the commas as stop signs and view the numbers between them as an independent chunk. We again reviewed tu and usted commands and learned the present perfect conjugation with the verb haber. We finished with a Spanish oral vocabulary review of common household items, clothing, and food."
"The student and I worked on the accidental 'se' and strategies to conjugate it based on the noun, and then based on the agent."
"We finished reading a story in Spanish. The student enjoyed this story and learned many vocabulary words along the way."
"We covered the stem changing verbs, the progressive tense and grammatical structures "Ir + a" and "Tener que". The lesson went well, no struggling. The student was more than ready to learn an review the material. We put post it notes on common items in his house in order to improve memorization. He understood the material and was able to use it immediately."
"Today, the student and I met for our first session. We went over his index card and verb chart system and discussed what he has accomplished so far in his Spanish studies. We focused on translation exercises using mainly the verbs querer, tener, and necesitar. We then moved on to reviewing his flashcards. He has a remarkable amount of words and phrases committed to memory. We worked on his pronunciation, order of words for forming questions, and talked about cognates. We added a few new words and phrases to his index card collection. He is going to review subject pronouns and the verb gustar so that we can work on them for our next session."
"We reviewed previous concepts by having the students making a short presentations stating their name, age, occupation, and things they like or dislike. Session two focused on greeting people at different times of the day, introducing yourself to others, and expressions to ask and answer how someone is. The students are encouraged to practice during the session. We worked in pairs and groups. They were very active and participated. They seemed to be more comfortable. Vocabulary, goals, and practice activities were provided hours before session. They were encouraged to use the online resources that I shared with them and review the vocabulary PowerPoint provided."