Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Using verbs for the vocabulary bank for the final test, the student practiced present perfect, past perfect, perfect with reflexives, passive voice, future, and conditional tenses. We also did exercises for por and para."
"The student studied the vocabulary words for describing a house in 3 different learning modalities, and more than that, we also practiced differentiating between ser and estar in common sentences. We also practiced present tense verb conjugation. I left him with words, notes, drawings, and other materials to study and review."
"Both students might have a pop quiz tomorrow, so we spent the session learning how to use various adverb clauses. Some of these always trigger the subjunctive, while some only trigger it in certain circumstances. We also learned how to use words like whenever, whoever, and wherever in Spanish with the subjunctive. I gave them many practice examples and they showed considerable improvement to the point of using these expressions correctly almost all the time. As long as they are able to memorize most of the expressions on the list, they should do very well on a potential pop quiz."
"Covered page 36 from the Spanish textbook. Learned about time. What time is it? When are you going to do ____? Covered the simple future ir + a + ____. Continued practice of dialogue about personal info."
"During this session, we covered numbers through 1000, using directions, giving directions, basic telephone greetings and responses, and household rooms and items. There was a lot of content to go over during this session. We also reviewed all the content from the first sessions and tied them back to the current session."
"Today we reviewed all the colors, body parts, and clothing items we've learned. I had the student write them down, and also say them to me repeatedly, because she seems to respond best to repetition and said she likes learning that way as well! She also practiced writing "my name is _____" and "how are you" in German. I think she feels confident and remembers theses concepts well enough now that we can move on. I'm proud of her! She asked me if we could learn the animals next lesson. I also want her to have a notebook so that we are not always using loose leaf sheets of paper...this will allow her to have all of her notes from our sessions organized in one place and make it easier to study and keep track of."