Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered basic review of Spanish 1 and established trouble areas. We went through review chapters 1-6 of their textbook from the previous years. Target areas for the next session are irregulars, personal pronouns, time, weather."
"We discussed the lesson calendar for Spanish and reviewed concepts (indirect and direct objects, items in the classroom, conjugating ser in the present tense (singular), subject pronouns, and matching the gender of adjectives and nouns). I also created an online account so the student can practice vocabulary and irregular verb conjugations."
"On Tuesday we started working on drilling through mandatos, regulares, and irregulares. We also worked on past tense imperfecto. We reviewed the rules to using both mandatos, and the past tense, and I gave him sample problems to work on translating phrases and sentences. It is clear from our first session that he is a very bright student and definitely understands both what it takes to learn Spanish, as well as the concepts behind conjugation."
"We covered the student's new vocabulary list and reviewed his old one. We also studied the new grammar lesson on certain irregular stem-changing verbs in the preterite, covering both their meanings and their conjugations; reviewed the student's homework assignments; and worked on reading comprehension of assigned material. Additionally, we reviewed prior lessons on other stem-changing verbs in the preterite both through isolated quizzing (e.g. "What does this verb mean?" "How do you conjugate this?") and by having him translate given sentences from English to Spanish."
"Today we practiced understanding the placement of, and writing sentences in Spanish, using direct and indirect object pronouns. I taught the student the word order of sentences with one verb, direct and indirect object pronouns, as well as the word order of sentences with two verbs. To practice these concepts, the student completed online homework assignments for his class. By the end of the session he was able to independently write the sentences on his own without assistance."
"Today we covered imperfect active and middle/passive verbs, near and distant demonstrative pronouns, and translation and parsing. We then reviewed vocabulary of chapter six and used as many English cognates as possible. We made it through the whole chapter and translated the first paragraph of the exercise story at the end of the chapter. The student has tomorrow to study for her midterm. I expect her to do well. She is very bright and knows more than she gives herself credit for."