Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over his homework assignments, which focused on -ar verbs and using them in a sentence. At first, he struggled remembering words; however, I could tell he was remembering toward the end of the session. I left him with tips on remembering certain words. I have no concerns."
"The student and I spent some time reviewing the most important topics that she has learned (Ser vs. Estar, Formulating and Answering Questions). She did written exercises as well as listening and conversational exercises. Also, I introduced another very important irregular ver in Spanish: "Gustar" (to like). She learned how to conjugate and formulate complete sentences with that verb. The new vocabulary that I introduced was the most common hobbies in Spanish. She will review this material for next session."
"We introduced ourselves, and worked on the conjugation of the verbs "ir" and "ser." For homework the student will watch 20 or more minutes of Spanish TV and write a few sentences in Spanish to summarize what he saw and we will also talk about it to practice conversation"
"We started working on direct pronouns. We spent some time finding differences and practicing. We reviews some verbs conjugations. After that, we practiced conversation with a topic about best places to drink coffee. Finally we played a song and work in understanding the lyrics. Great meeting."
"The student and I had a great first session. During this session, we covered the conjugation of stem-changing verbs, as well as irregular "-go" verbs. After explaining these differences, the student did a great job in conjugating these on her own. We also went over the conjugation of "ser" and went over number and gender agreement with nouns and adjectives. I had also printed off a sheet outlining the differences in usage between conocer and saber, and we looked over these. Before leaving, we created a study plan outlining things that she should do over the weekend in preparation for her test on Monday. Overall, the session went extremely well."
"Today I took out the materials that the student used two years ago in Singapore while she learned Chinese there. I helped her put these pages in order. It was a story of animals and colors. So I read the story for her. Also I discovered that she was able to write a lot of Chinese characters in the past. This should make it easier for her going forward, because she will be able to remember them."