Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student and I continued to practice with reflexive verbs as he was not satisfied with the 89% he scored on his test that day. We used various online resources. After working on reflexive verbs, we looked into the differences between the words pedir and preguntar, and also the differences between por and para. As the differences between por and para are extensive, during the session we looked at the various uses for the word para more in depth and for extra practice I told him to look at the uses for the word por, come up with examples, and group the different uses together to make the list more succinct and easily understandable."
"The student said that all they had been doing lately was presenting projects in class. He got an A on his literature project, so that is awesome news! He said he enjoyed the book, so I'm glad Pablo Neruda sparked his interest. We went over conjugations of preterite and imperfect verbs, including irregulars. This seemed to help him, and he was able to come up with the answers faster as the session continued. I encouraged him to spend a few minutes every day or every other day to study those conjugations! Hopefully, that will make his next quizzes and tests a breeze."
"Today we went over subjunctive mood, ser and estar in present tense, present progressive or gerund, direct and indirect object pronoun review, and the gustar construction. We also practiced with online worksheets."
"In preparation for an upcoming Unit 5 exam in Algebra, we reviewed concepts, including solving for system of equations by graphing, substitution and elimination, as well as solving for system of inequalities. The student remains positive towards the material."
"Today, we went over the specific areas where the student was having difficulty. In particular, we covered preterite and imperfect tenses for various verbs, as well as vocabulary. She seems to have a good command of reading comprehension and vocabulary recollection - the important issue is to be able to combine all the skills together so she can acquire the next level of fluidity in her lessons."
"The student's test that was scheduled for Thursday got moved to this coming week. We reviewed for it by practicing writing sentences comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the city and the countryside. We used the vocabulary words from the chapter, but otherwise worked largely outside of the textbook. His teacher also assigned a short passage to them that they have to know for the test. We worked on putting sentences from the story into his own words and then later trying to recall the main points from the passage. He says he feels much better about the test. I told him to continue reviewing the story and the vocabulary and I think he will do well."