Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on negative and positive pronouns, the preterite and the imperfect verb tenses, and various grammatical points."
"Today, the student and I prepared for an upcoming test in his Spanish class. Building on our work last week, the student and I reviewed his vocabulary for the unit. Throughout the session, I gave him words in Spanish for him to translate into English (both in verbal and written form), or I gave him the words in English to be translated into Spanish. We focused on his pronunciation throughout the lesson, as he read our exercise problems aloud. In addition to vocabulary, we focused on direct and indirect object pronouns. He successfully completed a variety of problems in which he needed to identify the correct pronoun and its usage by either filling in blanks or, more challengingly, writing complete sentences. To help him review further, I showed him his class resources on his textbook publishers website, where he can find presentations, practice problems, and other help. He expressed and demonstrated a greater command of the grammar, and we will continue to focus on his pronunciation and comprehension next week."
"We reviewed the preterite and imperfect, as well as the subjunctive. We also strategized how to best study for the student's weekly quizzes."
"The student and I completed a practice test for the test he will have tomorrow. He scored an 83% on his last test and has an overall score in the class of 76%. He is going to re-take one more exam on Monday and then have the final exam on Wednesday of next week."
"We went over imperfect vs. preterite, pero vs. sino, and other grammatical topics. The student's main concern is with preterite vs. imperfect, and we went over that extensively, with lots of practice. We will be meeting for another session tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed the stories she read this semester in preparation for her final. We discussed themes and main events/ dates in the first book. We then found symbolism in the second, as outlined by her teacher."