Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued our review on -ar, -er, and -ir verbs. I want to make sure she thoroughly understands verb conjugation before introducing her to new verbs. Especially before introducing ser and estar, I want to review her vocabulary and adjectives so she can start formulating her own sentences. We also practiced her verbs in a quiz-like manner, so she can also practice her pronunciation."
"The student was very engaged and focused during the entire session and demonstrated to me the willingness to learn and an ability to put the concepts we were going over to use. I am excited about working with him, and we will continue to utilize a strategy that combines practice with conceptual instruction in order to improve his Spanish and test taking abilities."
"We began with a 15 minute conversation in Spanish about how the student is settling into his semester. We discussed concepts and vocabulary that arose during our discussion. We then moved on to his translation of some paragraphs from a news article in Spanish about Cuba and the US. We went through his translation, on which he had done a good job, and then we talked about vocabulary and questions that arose in the article. That led us to a discussion of the different uses of the pronoun "se," which is how we spent the rest of our session."
"Today, the student and I completed lesson 26. We started with our normal warm-up conversation, and we are regularly switching back and forth between different tenses. We then went into some translation exercises so that we could review some grammatical constructions. We spent time going over how to say that someone was going to do something using the verb ir. We then covered how to express the word hot in Spanish depending on context, namely the words picante, caliente, and calor. I provided her with different scenarios and had her decide which word would be appropriate to use, and then translate the phrases."
"Today, the student practiced reading, comprehension, translation, and conversation. He read the story of the "jeans" and its inventor, Levi Strauss. He practiced and understood the new vocabulary, but mostly, he is beginning to develop the comprehension as far as understanding the general concept of the context of the reading. He did it very well and used his own vocabulary to explain the context of the reading."
"Today, the student reviewed vocab by completing various exercises (filling in the blank, verb conjugation, etc.). She is doing well and should make knowing the vocab a priority to be ready for quizzes/exams."