Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed future tense, direct object pronouns and covered some vocabulary. We practiced past tense, the personal "a", and did some reading and conversation exercises. I gave her homework: a review of all of the material up to this point and asked her to please know it all for a quiz next week."
"We went over new vocabulary and reviewed old vocabulary lists. The first student practiced preterite vs. imperfect and conjugating regular and irregular verbs in those tenses. The second student practiced tu commands and placing accent marks in the correct positions. Homework: I left them with a new vocabulary list that each are to memorize. Student #1: Write 10 sentences using mandatos in the tu form and incorporating words from the new vocab list. Student #2: Continue to practice with the verb list we have been developing in our sessions. Conjugate each verb in preterite and imperfect and know meanings. Practice for preterite vs. imperfect quiz using the exercises on the links that I emailed him."
"The student and I really conquered reflexive verbs and direct object pronouns. These are both paramount to learning the Spanish language. I was greatly impressed with how much she has improved since we started meeting just two weeks ago. I can tell this is going to be a successful way for her to learn Spanish if we keep it up!"
"The concepts we covered specifically were Spanish conversation, we started by playing charades in Spanish. Afterwards, we worked on verbally making up a story together in Spanish. Through this, I took note of where the student needed improvement. She was struggling with conjugating and there were a few times that she needed help to translate a word she wanted to express in Spanish. The student's attitude toward the material was good; she said that she liked the activities. Next week, we will be reviewing verb conjugations, prepositions and indirect object pronouns. We will also be making a dessert using instructions in Spanish."
"The demonstrative adjectives and demonstratives pronouns were covered today. We had a dictation, so the student practiced writing and listening comprehension. He has improved a lot in those skills. We also practiced oral communication. I asked him some questions, and he replied to them. He has to memorize the vocabulary and practice the verbal conjugations. His Spanish pronunciation is better!"
"The first part of the session was dedicated to understanding the current homework, which focused on Subject Pronouns. We practiced using the clues in the questions given to form the appropriate answer (verb conjugation, masculine vs. feminine, singular vs. plural, etc.). We continued practicing the use of those clues to review other verbs and their conjugations in the present and preterit. During those practices we also touched on the present progressive tense, which, while it may not have been covered yet in his class, I feel it was useful in the practice in the conjugation and the use of the verb estar and in the use of subject pronouns. The student has a positive attitude toward learning Spanish and seems to understand that aside from consistent review and reinforcement of learned material being a major key to succeeding in this subject, an awareness of real life examples and situations in the use of Spanish is also very valuable."