Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we reviewed the concept of reflexive verbs and how to conjugate them. We did a few written activities to practice the meaning of the reflexive verbs and other vocabulary from the lesson, reflexive pronoun placement within a sentence, and using reflexive verbs to describe our morning routine. We reviewed the irregular verbs etre and avoir then went over the irregular verbs prendre and mettre, which are both used in the first lesson of the student's online course. I encouraged the student to start working on exercises for most of the first lesson (excluding the part 1.5 past tense of reflexive verbs since we still need to review the past tense before using it with reflexive verbs, which adds more complications to the conjugation)."
"session for today: we worked on new irregular verbs in present and past; I helped him memorize a poem for his exam."
"We reviewed for the student's upcoming chapter test. We started with a list of verbs and how to conjugate them. Most were irregular verbs, but we looked for patterns to help her remember the conjugations. Then we looked at some of the review problems in her text book to practice vocabulary and grammar."
"Today we went over the student's test review. The student was struggling with the translation part of the test. She was struggling translating the meaning of the sentences and the conjugation of the verbs. I included some practice problems and the definition of the words in English and Spanish. The student had a positive attitude toward the material being review. I did not leave her with extra practice but suggest she read some books that have been translated into Spanish and compare the translation to the original. I noted progress on understanding the use of the helping verbs. It was a great session full of new material."
"Today's session went extremely well. We spent the majority of the class in conversation employing the future tense as well as practicing the subjunctive. I continue to be impressed with his fluidity level, and his confidence is increasing as well. Right now, he just needs to make sure that he's not committing simple errors in his effort to be correct in more complex sentences. Subject verb agreement as well as gender/number agreement still seems to be an issue for him. Overall, I'm very impressed with his improvement. Phenomenal class!"
"We completed homework assigned on the use of unit vocabulary. We also reviewed the use of ser vs. estar, preterite vs. imperfect tense, and the present perfect and past perfect tenses in order to prepare for Unit Test coming up next week."