Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We looked at vocabulary for family members, completed a couple of vocabulary exercises, and discussed a few family photos."
"This evening we did more work online and did activities such as: describing household chores, going shopping, what she did last week, listening comprehension and indirect object questions."
"We reviewed some use of time and then conjugated some -ar verbs in sentences. We then used Battleship to conjugate more -ar verbs."
"Today we mainly worked on our 100 most used Spanish verbs list. After our initial conversation about the day, date, and weather, we moved through the list. I quizzed the student on the meaning of the verbs, and we practiced using them in sentences. She did a great job! We finished up working on using the preterite with reflexive verbs, which we will continue next week."
"Today we met for the first time and discussed general review topics for the student's IB exam. To start, we reviewed preterite versus imperfect, when to use them, and how to conjugate regular and irregular verbs. I assigned three basic quiz problem sets reviewing preterite vs. imperfect. We also went through a few vocabulary sets and assigned the student to make flashcards from them for review. Additionally, we practiced reading comprehension by reading two paragraphs from an essay in her Spanish textbook and translating them. A final piece of homework I assigned for the weekend was to write a short essay on a funny story using as many verb tenses and vocab words as possible."
"Today we moved on from vocabulary and began practicing simple sentence structures. I asked questions in Spanish about what her name is, how many brothers she has, what their names are, etc. She struggled sometimes with putting all of the components of the sentence together correctly, which is understandable as it was our first time working with full sentences, and she seems not to have worked with it much before. She seemed to really enjoy the material, as she was excited to learn how to talk about the names of her pets and relatives. She kept a notebook beside her throughout the session and wrote down all of the sentences we learned so that she could practice them later. My strategy was to ask her about people she was excited about, and make sure we repeated the sentences a lot so they would stick and she would get a sense of structure. For extra practice, the student was planning on telling her family what she learned. I was very happy to see how quickly she picked up the sentences."