Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started with a simple game of "memory" using family vocabulary. Then, we reviewed his homework exercises that asked for Spanish definitions of certain family members, and their relation to certain people. This also involved some practice with different article forms (i.e., "el/la" vs. "mi" or "tu")."
"The student asked me to help her prepare for a test. We spent the session reviewing irregular preterite verbs and vocabulary. We used her flashcards for the review, and she did an excellent job. For the verbs, she conjugated all of them, noting the stem-changing spelling irregularities and letting me know when a verb form was accented and over which vowel. Her confidence is way up from when we first started, and her grade is now a "B." She is aiming for an "A.""
"We completed two homework assignments for the student's Spanish class that reviewed her current vocabulary words about food and the conjugation of the verb "gustar." We also discussed his book and several possible theses for her upcoming research paper on the book."
"On Saturday we went over a number of topics in Spanish including conjugating verbs, preterit tenses, and vocabulary. Aside from Spanish, we worked on writing and critical analysis regarding his readings in his book."
"The student did not have homework today, however we went over the subjunctive tense and new vocabulary. According to his previous test, he agrees his focus should be on vocabulary. I will combine written and auditory study sheets and guides for next session that he can use for the rest of the year and specifically during Thanksgiving week to keep his mind fresh. His main struggle continues to be incorporating studying Spanish into his regular routine, especially for vocabulary where he is not as strong as verb concepts."
"In this session, we initially completed some exercises about vowel sounds and combinations as well as the German phonetic phenomenon of auslautverhaertung. We also practiced pronunciation by reading out loud, and also reading comprehension."