Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered Spanish vocabulary in preterit tense. She has a test on Thurs 3/20 and was overwhelmed with the complicated material. We spent most of our time reviewing how to conjugate irregular past tense verbs as well as learn new vocabulary words."
"In this session we began with some easy conversation and sentence building. I asked the student to use the verbs -ser and -estar in sentences with simple observations. She did very well in distinguishing between the two verbs which both mean "to be" and creating a complete sentence. After this we continued on to Spanish fairy tales and began a new one. She read through it completely and her pronunciation has significantly improved since beginning. In our next session, we will work on her vowels."
"Today we began our session going over ser and estar as well as hay. These are important verbs and phrases to know, to express two versions of "to be" and "there is, there are." I went over direction words with the student as well, using his Spanish Dictionary book, and looking at pictures I had brought from my Argentina trip I took years ago. We also learned about some local people, animals and places in Argentina. Next session, we will go over more culture and verbs. We added on to the verbs I taught him last session, he learned how to use second person in these verbs."
"We primarily focused on reading comprehension this session. We read a passage in Spanish, and answered some questions about the material. She didn't know some of the vocabulary, but she still figured out the meaning of the words, based on the context within the rest of the sentence. We reviewed some grammar, and she was getting more comfortable with verb structure and conjugations, that we reviewed in previous sessions."
"The student and I worked on studying his chapter vocabulary (sports) and his corresponding homework assignments. Then we worked through some reading comprehension exercises I brought. or future sessions, I will continue to emphasize reading comprehension and provide him with more reading comprehension homework. For our next session, I asked him to study his vocabulary and the preterite tense of stem changing verbs."
"We covered the very basics of the Spanish language, focusing specifically on basic phrases and pronunciation. Despite his lack of experience with the Spanish language, the student did an excellent job; he was eager to learn the material and comfortable in the intensive, yet laid-back environment in which we worked. He shows great promise as a student of the Spanish language and I am looking forward to working with him again."