Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed on one of the articles she needed to make up for class as well as on some extra credit work for her French class. She is working hard."
"The student and I prepared for her final by reviewing pronouns (direct object, indirect object, and demonstrative), verb tenses, and general grammatical rules. She is a lot more comfortable with these concepts now and should be well prepared for her exam."
"Today the student and I worked on verb conjugations in the present, passe compose, and the imparfait. She translated sentences that were negative in the present, passe compose, and a mix of the passe compose and imparfait. We did pronunciation in each of those sections which she did very well on. She did struggle a little bit with choosing which verb to use when it came to the sentences in the negative (e.g., "I don't sing" and "I can't sing") and with a couple words such as "here" and "tonight". She also needs to study and practice more when it comes to using auxiliary verbs with the passe compose. She was not struggling as much with this before, so what I am leaning to believe is that she needs to brush up on topics more often so that she does not forget what she has learned--she picks up on everything very quickly, but I feel that if too much time passes between one concept to another that she struggles a little, so it is best to go over the note cards, study guides, etc. from concepts that she previously felt 100% about. This also relates to numbers--spelling them, etc. I will be sending the student worksheets on numbers that I have previously created and used in the classroom for her to practice her numbers a little more. She is aware that she needs to study more and make more notecards, so that is very positive."
"For our session we focused entirely on the preterite tense. We covered all regular and irregular preterite verbs. Right now, she is still struggling with conversation but it seems to be more because of nerves than ability. She is definitely very interested in and dedicated to learning Spanish. She is supposed to review the imperfect tense for our next session, as well as how and when to distinguish between the imperfect and preterite. The session went very well and she showed that she reviewed the material."
"He and I reviewed the days of the week and months again and also spent some time covering pronouns. He struggled a little with the days of the week but is capturing the information we cover each week. He has been doing well on his weekly tests."
"He has a very good pronunciation. We reviewed today the numbers until 20, some parts of the face, some greetings, the Spanish alphabet, and the colors. He repeated the vocabulary after me. He is learning Spanish!"