Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had her final exam for her Spanish class the next day, so we dedicated our session to preparing. She was doing GREAT on her vocab. She's made a huge improvement, and feels much more comfortable. It feels like she got a better grasp on imperfect versus preterite tense, and felt more comfortable with reflexive verbs. We went over conjugations, and realized it's helpful for her to write a guide on the top of her page to remind her what to do for the test. We also talked about other things she should review before the test. For example, it always makes sense to look at past tests, since questions are often repeated."
"Today, the students and I covered the phrase " Do you like" and "I like." We also reviewed days of the week, seasons, and body parts by playing Simon Says. Both students took turns asking questions and answers in Spanish."
"Assisted the student with completing homework assignment. Topics covered included the verb SER, and to write six sentences. Also completed a conversation including question and answers to assist with homework assignment. Introduced some classroom objects, the seasons, and the weather via a PowerPoint as writing activities. Reviewed months of the year, and days of the week. Student should complete several pages of practice exercises, we completed a few together. We will meet again next Thursday."
"In this session we reviewed the past tenses. In this occasion we saw the "pasado pluscuamperfecto." This is the last mood in the past tenses. We compared the uses of the pluscuamperfecto to the preterito perfecto, indeterminado and indefinido."
"Today we worked on reviewing the new verbs as well as conjugations. They are doing much better at both recalling the vocabulary and correctly conjugating the verbs. We also reviewed some new vocabulary from last week and learned some new words this week. During the upcoming week, they should practice the new words as well as complete the worksheet from last time."
"This session we studied stem-changing verbs in the present tense. It took a little time for the student to start understanding them, but once we did more and more activities and practice, he started understanding them easily. He is also improving on his reading skills; he slows down and tries to sound the word out. There are times where he skips over a word or reads part of a word and then guesses, but he is showing great progress."