Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was the night before the student's Spanish test so we did a lot of review for vocab and grammar. After thorough review, he seemed very confident with the list."
"The student and I hadn't met in a week. We spent the first half of out session reviewing the preterite. In addition, I asked him to translate sets of statements from English in the present, imperfect, and preterite tense. Once he translated them, I asked him to explain when and why he would use each set in the specific tenses. After this exercise, he said that he had a better concept of when to use each tense. The last half of our session was spent on conversation. He is getting better at asking questions and carrying on the conversations. He shows thorough understanding of what I say to him, but still needs work with speed/automaticity."
"We covered the same topics from the previous session and applied that to a challenging Spanish conversation between four family members deciding on dinner. The student has improved greatly in her recitation of the alphabet and numbers. We only need to work on "W" and minor corrections in pronunciation for our basic vocabulary. She is studying the common verbs and food vocabulary consistently. I do not have any concerns at the moment."
"We went over expectations and goals, we reviewed the student's syllabus and reviewed a study guide for an upcoming exam. He has indicated that vocabulary is an area in which he would like to improve and that he is a hands-on learner and so we are going to try and make the sessions as interactive as exciting as possible."
"This was our first session. We started with basics. We learned a few "greetings" in Spanish. Also, we learned the difference between formal and informal greetings. We learned how to introduce oneself, and how to address others. The student showed interest and enthusiasm. She was able to understand these concepts without any trouble. Her homework was to study the new vocabulary she learned."
"We spent the first half hour in conversation, as usual. We then looked at the short reading from our text and went over vocabulary specific to that chapter. From there, we practiced the use of the imperfect tense, as compared to the preterite, and reviewed written exercises that the student had done at home. Finally, she read me a summary she had written of the most recent chapter of the novel we're reading."