Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's new chapter focuses on the present progressive (conjugated form of estar + infinitive). We went through his online homework with both multiple choice and open-ended questions and finished an extra exercise in his textbook."
"* I helped the student work on her flashcards for the first lesson. * We made plurals, did a "fill in the blank" page, and read a "Spanglish" story translating the vocab words. * By the time we did flashcards a second time she had learned half of them! * I introduced the numbers from 1 - 1,000. * I showed her how to spell them - by dividing them. * She will work on them until our next session."
"Today, the student needed to learn some new vocabulary words about shopping and commerce for her homework assignment. We went through the words in the book one by one and went through the definitions before she attempted the online homework. I think that with repeated practice/quizzing, she will have the words down pat. I advised her to continue to work on translating sentences and words in Spanish into English in her mind as she does her homework and takes quizzes/tests, as this will help her understand what is being asked of her on these assignments."
"Today, the student and I completed lesson 24. We started with our normal warm-up conversation, and we reviewed the date, the time, days of the week, months, birth date, present perfect, prepositions of location, preterite tense, and the new verb doler. We went over the differences in using this construction vs using a regular conjugated verb and talked about how we can imply that something accidentally or unintentionally occurred in Spanish. We went over various examples using the se construction and introduced new vocabulary. We did numerous translations and a few mini dialogues using the construction. We will continue to spend time on this construction, since there is not an equivalent verb tense in English."
"Today, the student and I worked through some vocabulary. She had mentioned that talking about vocab in opposites makes it easier for her to understand so we worked on that. I translated pairs of words, such as "love and hate", "young and old" and worked through some different sentences with her."
"Today, the student completed a diagnostics test to assess her proficiency level in Spanish. The results from her test indicate that she can speak, read, and write at an advanced level. She seemed to have the most problems with the present perfect tense today. She was receptive to the materials used during our lesson and eager to tackle any challenges in future sessions. We discovered today that she is a verbal and visual learner. I think she also retains more information when she actively participates or is directly involved in hands on activities. We also discussed the format and topics to be covered for upcoming sessions, including the present perfect tense. I look forward to watching her confidence grow as she shows continued progress in the Spanish language."