Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked today on conversational skills for a long time. The student showed a lot of progress. We also practiced conjugation with a fun game that she loves."
"Practiced conversational skills. Discussed and reviewed indicative and subjunctive tenses. Reviewed exercises focusing on grammar concepts, including when to use verbs in infinitive vs indicative/subjunctive."
"We learned homophone words with "h" and "ll." We started the lesson talking about the future of the animals and then the student wrote it in his notebook. He struggles the most writing the infinitive verbs. He pronounces them correctly but writes them with "d" instead of "r" at the end. So that is what I corrected basically. Then we did the exercises with the homophone words, where he wrote them and found the meaning, then he decided to draw the meaning or write the definition with an example. The last thing we did was to read fragments of the book of the imagination and talk about them."
"In this session we reviewed for a test the student has this week. We went through vocabulary and places, the verb IR+A+INF, verbs that change their root in the conjugation, and verbs that change their YO form. He feels more confident about memorizing things and remembering them in Spanish. He made some flashcards to help him with the vocab and verbs. We did some exercises online related with verbs and we reviewed SER and ESTAR also. He is improving a lot and his Spanish is getting better every week."
"Today, Student 1 and I began with a review of body parts, simple adjectives, and ser and estar. He remembered a great deal about the verbs, so we didn't spend much time on ser and estar but rather introduced the basic rules of conjugation for the present indicative tense. This was done in order to begin familiarization of grammatical rules and conjugation basics so that he can begin to form full fledged sentences. He has excelled in this, and we were able to learn the basics for verb conjugation. Today, I focused more on simple sentences with Student 2, as we learned to say things such as "my name as" and "how old are you." With her, I focused more on the retention of the adjectives, animals, and colors."
"We covered the present subjunctive because that is what the student is struggling with the most. He had a great attitude; he was inquisitive and responsive. I gave him an assignment to write 5 sentences using the present subjunctive per day until our next meeting."