Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, I assisted the student with a project she had. She was having difficulty with many of the pronunciations, so we had to work very slowly to make sure they were correct. I then moved to Geometry. Next session, we will take a look at the student's Algebra 2 and Geometry work."
"We focused on the subjunctive tense, pronunciation and vocabulary. The student struggles most with spelling so we focused on a strategy to improve her spelling. We practiced pronouncing her vocabulary words correctly. Because Spanish is a phonemic language, once her pronunciation improves, her spelling will too. She has an ear for Spanish and natural inclination to its correct pronunciation; with practice and time her pronunciation and spelling will improve. She is to prepare for her upcoming test on Thursday by conjugating verbs in the Subjunctive tense, studying her vocabulary (including writing and pronouncing them). Her last test score increased and she is motivated to continue increasing her grade in Spanish."
"The student and I worked on a translation project. He needs to remember to make verbs agree with subjects like las personas inmigran instead of la personas inmigrar, and also on subject and noun agreement like Alice la tartabuela de mi madre instead of Alice los tartabuelos de mi madre . We also worked on the difference between tuvieron - they got and tenian - they had. In general non action verbs in the past tense like tener, conocer, saber, querer, ser and hacer are usually in the imperfect."
"The student and I spent the entire time working through a worksheet that tests him on imperfect vs. preterite. The main things we emphasized was starting to shift from thinking of the differences as a long list of specific things towards a paradigm that makes sense, and looking up each and everything that doesn't make sense so that he can continue to build his vocabulary."
"We did an introduction and I asked the student questions to see her level of Spanish. We came up with a plan to work on all the tenses and grammatical items that are required for the test, along with practice exam questions. She felt happy for the help."
"We answered questions from a movie he watched, which included a review of the topics he had learned throughout the year, such as: past Preterite, Command Form, Command with attached Object Pronouns, and past Imperfect. The student is very bright and is quick to catch on to new ideas."