Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered vocabulary, commands and the subjunctive in their singular and plural forms. No scores or grades available. Our work today was fast-paced. We may need to review some points next time."
"The student was preparing for a test on subjunctive and por/para. No concerns with subjunctive conjugation but subjunctive vs. infinitive was difficult. We spent most of our time on por vs. para. She had some trouble at first identifying why to use por or para, but would instinctively choose the correct option more often than not. We worked on adhering strictly to the grammatical rules, which she made significant progress on. I believe she will do well on her exam."
"The exercise I gave the student to do last Thursday went much better, and upon reviewing the flash cards we made together I found that she's only shaky on a few. I starred them to make sure she knows to review those even more diligently than she will the others. She also reported to me that our review of those core grammar concepts has helped her comprehension of material in class. After going through some more exercises together, two concepts at a time, I left her with the instructions to keep reviewing the cards and writing sample sentences intermittently until our next session."
"The student's class was working with the difference between por and para this week. I walked him through a number of exercises he had to complete for homework. He was able to quickly pick up on the concept. As a supplement, I had him verbally translate each sentence into English to identify vocabulary blind spots and get him into the habit of working through reading comprehension before trying to answer. I left him with a small packet of exercises on the reflexive verbs, another subject his class is currently working on. He has an upcoming test, and I will send him more review materials before then."
"The student is preparing to study for his final exam. I reassured him that he knows more than he thinks, and he will do fine as long as he studies and remembers his vocabulary. He told me his test went well last week. We studied chapter 10 focusing on the future perfect, conditional perfect, and the past perfect subjunctive tenses. These are difficult to differentiate so we practiced using them with the exercises in his book. I also brought a few problems and exercises for extra practice. It seems to me that he understands these grammar points and any confusion he once had is no longer there. I left him the practice sheets I had made and gave him suggestions on how to study for his finals."
"The student worked on her workbook homework today. The topics covered included favorite cities and whether or not certain foods/ items could be bought in the student's city. All the topics addressed the same format of asking a question and then answering it. She did very well and only needed me to clarify certain words or help with word order."