Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I looked over a written classroom assignment dealing with the imperfect tense. We spent time clarifying the meaning of the sentences and practicing the verb endings. The student also had written homework which dealt with what to look for in a verb (subject, tense, and action). We went through that together and I encouraged him to really work on learning the basic verb endings and the most common irregular verbs. The student did a good job of staying on task today."
"We started a new chapter on well-being. We covered a few vocabulary words on emotions, how to express feelings, using the verbs "Ser," "Estar," and "Tener." We also worked on a few exercises that focused on his knowledge on how to use the mentioned verbs with the right expressions. Lastly, we went over the student's test and a review of the few mistakes he had made. It was a very productive session. The student was focused and understood the material well."
"Today we completed the homework assignments that are directly related to the test that the student will have next Tuesday and those related to a topic used for review. We also completed a homework assignment for a future data, including forming present perfect tense. The main challenge is lack of practice - there are many conjugations to remember, and practicing them is the only way to successfully memorize them and know how and when to use them. The student is enthusiastic about learning and is not afraid to say if he does not understand or remember something. He is also able to see patterns, so he picks up new rules very quickly and applies them correctly. Overall, the student seems to have a solid knowledge of the material that will be on his upcoming test. We will continue to review and have additional practice on these topics."
"Practiced conversational elements of Spanish by reviewing his activities, then reviewed vocabulary and recent grammatical concepts to prepare for getting back into new sessions of class."
"Today we covered interrogative words again as a review. We played lots of games to help the student learn the words, and we will probably continue to review these next week so that they stick and he remembers them."
"We are going over the content of the student's school book Avancemos. He needs to do more exercises on his own. He must complete Vocabulario A, B, and C for our next session and keep practicing online flashcards."