Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the uses, time expressions, mnemonic devices and regular/irregular conjugations. The student will have a grammar quiz next week and I wanted her to be prepared. I see a lot of progress and excitement. I am very proud of the student."
"Today the student did exercises on direct object pronouns, perfect preterit, and 'ser' and 'estar'. We also reviewed her vocabulary."
"In this session, we started by doing a dictation activity. I wanted to get a sense of which subjects we need to review further and where further clarification is necessary. We went over the self quiz which reviewed the entire chapter. In this chapter we reviewed irregular stem and root changing verbs, important actions verbs, how to talk about hobbies, discussing what you like, the weather and talking about what you have to do versus what you feel like doing. The most important aspect of this chapter was how to conjugate and connect verbs to make meaningful sentences. Moving forward I want to focus the sessions more on speaking exercises to continue to enhance their ability to use and understand important verbs."
"We went over the student's assigned homework from last session, including Ir + a + infinitive and tener expressions. We then went over ser/estar in depth and did a few exercises. He is going to email me this week with his schedule for the rest of the summer, so we can plan to use our remaining hours. In the interim, I am going to give him homework for our next session. He really is doing a great job."
"We went over the student's homework for class, which covered the possessives and the verb tener. Then we went over asking and answering questions, and she did a mini-presentation about herself at the end."
"We went over the student's homework from last session, and I gave him new grammar worksheets. I wrote up a dictation exercise for him, with two short paragraphs using the verbs and vocabulary we've learned until now, focusing on pronunciation, spelling, comprehension, and of course, conjugation. The dictation was a fill-in-the-blank paragraph that I read out loud while the student wrote in the missing words. I read each paragraph four to five times at varying speeds before reading their translation in English. I then had the student read the paragraphs for me back in Spanish, correcting his spelling and pronunciation when needed. We went through both paragraphs highlighting all the verbs, which he will have to change to their infinitive form and conjugate for his homework."