Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This morning, the student and I did some translation sentences of the new vocab words I had given her - household words. Many of these practiced the ser and estar that we had been learning. We also reviewed on stem changing verbs and practiced conjugating for a while. Great session!"
"We reviewed past tense and conjugation of past tense verbs, exceptions and modes, learned new vocabulary, and practice pronunciation. I gave the students homework to practice past tense verbs and make up new sentences."
"The focus of today's session was to gauge the student's comfort with the language and her general grasp of vocabulary and grammar/mechanics. I looked up what book her high school uses for Spanish 1& 2 and leveraged the publisher's online resources to guide our session. We began with the quizzes from Book 1, which were multiple choice. We completed two quizzes and then moved on to a short vocabulary and sentence completion worksheet that I created. Throughout, I checked for her understanding of not just vocabulary, but grammar and mechanics. Overall, I was really impressed with the student's knowledge retention from Spanish 1. I think with continued practice (vocab and review of grammar/mechanics), she'll be off to a solid start in the fall."
"The student studied for his Spanish test tomorrow. We worked on basic vocabulary, including weather and conjugating ser (to be). We also drilled over mapping Spanish speaking countries."
"We began discussing how to do an interview. This included a review of what verbs are and I introduced her to the idea of conjugation. We practiced with the verb tener and made a list of family members and relations that he could use the sentences "I have a (sister)...her name is..she is () years old" etc. For next time, I wanted him to practice these sentences and be ready to tell me about his family using tener, llamarse, and be able to ask questions if he doesn't understand."
"We reviewed the words for colors and fruits, and we learned how to say and read time, give directions, and say the name of vehicles. The student is always willing to learn more. For homework, he is to review the section we just learned."