Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needed help studying for an oral exam she had the next day. She was given 21 questions to study, out of which she will answer one randomly chosen one. While she knew how to respond to the questions in English via translation, she had trouble voicing her thoughts in Spanish--she had more difficulty than the times before. We tried shortening the answers in order to make it more concise, so they would be easier for her to remember, which helped a bit. But practice makes perfect! Some of the questions are much easier to answer than the others, so it was all a matter of luck of the draw which one she ends up having to answer."
"Today was the first day of class and we reviewed how the verb "to be" is used in Spanish by using different situations with pictures. We had fun discovering what needed to be reviewed. The student was excited and motivated to use Spanish and did well expressing herself with details."
"Today I worked mainly on getting a feel for the students' current level of Spanish ability. We began with the alphabet and the pronunciation of the vowels and the letters which sound different from their English counterparts. We then talked about the personal pronouns and the patterns for conjugating regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs. We went over Ser and Estar, and talked about the differences between them. We went over the question words in Spanish and their meanings when outside of a question. I left them with a list of 13 (mostly irregular) verbs to have memorized by our next session."