Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student with a worksheet on ser v. estar. It was good practice as he has a pretty basic understanding of it but it's often a tricky topic that can trip up even advanced students. I happened to have an additional worksheet on me for more practice where he had to choose the right verb in a sentence and then conjugate it, and at the end I read out the sentences and he had to tell me the correct answer (this was in hopes that he would 1. focus/pay better attention, and 2. practice listening)."
"The student and I spent this session reviewing and practicing for a test on the imperfect tense and reflexive verbs. We used a test practice guide that the teacher had provided. Some of the practice involved multiple choice selections, fill in the blank selections and sentence combining. The test will be modeled after the guide. The student did very well with the grammar but had some vocabulary questions. I went over the vocabulary with her, and she picked it up quickly. We will meet again on Wednesday of this week for another study session prior to Friday's test. On Wednesday, we will review the grammar and vocabulary and practice writing an essay question. The student's confidence is growing and her grade in the class is improving. I believe she can get an A or B on Friday's test."
"The student and I discussed the upcoming finals, although he does not yet have a review packet or guidelines for his semester exam. We reviewed this week's vocabulary, as well as the "loco" Spanish preterite verbs. These verbs are tricky and do not follow the usual patterns in their conjugations. We also practiced a song given by the teacher to help memorize the verb forms. We will continue to review verb meaning and conjugations, both past and present."
"We were able to review the student's study packet for his test tomorrow. He felt a lot better after reviewing concepts from previous chapters. We worked on fill-in-the-blank sentences and an audio exercise as well as recording previous vocabulary for him to listen to in order to study. I will be meeting with him on Wednesday to prepare him for another part of his Spanish test and bring him a CD with his list of vocabulary he read aloud to help him remember what's what."
"This week the student and I worked on a Spanish project that she was assigned for homework. As the assignment she had to create a story board for a well known legend, she chose The Legend of Zorro. Together she and I ensured accurate use of her vocabulary words and accurate use of grammar. After finishing the project she read a sixteen page picture book aloud to me in Spanish so that we could practice pronunciation and reading comprehension in Spanish. She worked extremely hard, always has a "can do" attitude and is always excited to learn more. It was a great session."
"The student and I covered South America, Europe, Central America, Spanish place names, capitals, and demonyms."