Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We prepared for the student's upcoming test. We mainly focused on passive voice and how to change sentence structure from active to passive."
"We covered ALL the reading material her teacher handed out for a video project (read, write a script and perform it)."
"Started reviewing for his final exam. Went over all tenses learned this year and practiced on recognizing them."
"The student and I discussed the remainder of Act One in the play she is currently reading for class. We organized events and details brought up by the characters. I helped her answer questions for her class assignments and highlight themes in the story."
"We used Spanish materials from the student's Spanish class at school. We discussed a Pablo Neruda poem "Explico algunas cosas." We read the poem in Spanish (practicing pronunciation), we reviewed the words and their meanings (vocabulary, verbs), and we discussed the poem (ideas, main point, specific details). We also answered questions provided by the teacher. The student was able to understand the poem, the meaning, and it was easier for her to elaborate answers and concepts for the homework. We also worked with a Picasso painting. We correct a paragraph regarding the meaning of the painting."
"The student and I reviewed the use of the subjunctive in its various forms: (1) subjunctive in the present, (2) subjunctive in the imperfect, (3) the perfect subjunctive in the present, and (4) the perfect subjunctive in the imperfect. We reviewed the conjugations for 20+ irregular verbs and the conjugations for 3 sample regular verbs ending in -ar, -er, and -ir. I provided her with examples of when to use the subjunctive in each of the 4 tenses above and asked her to provide me with examples of her own based on her experiences this past week. For our next session, she will highlight examples of those tenses in the Spanish-language fiction book that she is currently reading. This session differed from our usual sessions in that we focused exclusively on grammar and little on vocabulary or pronunciation."