Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We watched a short animated video and then had to summarize and narrate the events in Spanish. The student did very well remembering her basics from Spanish 1, as well as utilizing her new knowledge from Spanish 2 to seamlessly describe the aspects of the video. It was a very fun and creative homework assignment that we got to work on together; correcting minor grammatical errors."
"During our first session we went over a previous worksheet the student had turned in. She expressed that she was expected to be in conversational level for level 2. She wrote down the rules for the imperfect tense for both regular and irregular verbs. We will remain in touch for next week's session."
"* The student continued listening to online interviews taking notes. * Today we listened to Mauricio Artesana from Bolivia. He discussed accents, climate, geography, politics, and different aspects of the nationalization of industry. * Also we listened to Estefania Bruzzone from Ecuador discuss architecture, immigration, politics, social life, and the lack of employment."
"Specific topics covered: months of the year, weather phrases to accompany months of the year. The student did very well! Her recall for months of the year is great. Next week we should focus on memorizing days of the week. She did well with the introduction of weather phrases. I left her with the months she completed. We will continue them next session!"
"The concepts that were covered were translating the details of a home into Spanish and placing the right definite article in front of the nouns. We covered communication patterns utilizing the verb (tener) to talk about what we have in our homes. The study skills covered was based on what the student learned so far: present tense conjugation, vocabulary pertaining to the home and definite/indefinite articles. Through these study skills, she was gaining conversation practice, comprehension skills, translation skills and gaining more vocabulary in order to speak about more things in a conversation. I left the student with more practice on the same study skills introduced in the session. I noticed that the student's conversational, comprehension and translation is increasing."
"The conjugations of the regular verbs (hablar, beber, and vivir) were covered today. The student practiced the conjugations of some verbs. He knows now the endings needed to conjugate the regular verbs. We reviewed vocabulary related to the professions. He needs to memorize the vocabulary studied until now. He might use flashcards to help him memorize vocabulary. I noticed improvement in his Spanish pronunciation. He is doing very well."