Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student learned how to talk about what she does in school. She learned how to identify some school clothes and school supplies. She can use the present tense of regular -ar verbs and the irregular verbs of ir, dar and estar. She compared school and after-school activities in Spanish-speaking countries and the United States. She can tell what she has in her book bag for school supplies and for what classes she uses them in during the school day."
"The student did not have a lot of new material to go over from last week; however, a few new vocabulary words were added to his list. We spent a majority of our time reviewing important vocabulary, both old and new, that he will need to know for his upcoming quizzes and tests. We also talked about cognates and false cognates, and I shared various examples with the student so that he may be able to differentiate between the two. Towards the end of our session, we reviewed important Spanish prepositions and spent additional time talking about por and para, two words that are oftentimes mixed up because have similar meanings but are used in different contexts. He was committed and focused throughout the entire session--he did a really good job and I was impressed that he was able to keep on going and have a positive attitude. I told him to look over the differences between por and para since we'll review it more thoroughly during our next session. His grades have been improving! He earned several 100s on quizzes this past week, and was so happy that he even messaged me a picture of one."
"We covered vocab, infinitives, jugar, poder, querer, and gustar. The student rated the game I made a 4.9. I wrote vocab words on a dry-erase board and had her erase the corresponding word when I called out the English translation. She also took notes."