Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Since the student sent me the composition that I had corrected and sent back we went over it again since she had made some of the corrections. We also went over the worksheet which had been giving her trouble. After explaining the errors and what she was missing, she was beginning to get it and could do the Adverbial clause in the subjunctive. In addition, worked on giving her some sentences to translate into Spanish. She has a test tomorrow and needed for me to go over the infinitive as an object of the verb. The student has been progressing and today she was much more confident in the mastery of the material. She will let me know when to meet again next week. Her final is at the end of April, so I told her to, after the exam tomorrow, look at the material and let me know what are areas that she needs help with still."
"This was my first time meeting with the student in about a month. We spent the first few minutes talking (in Spanish) about spring break, as a warm-up activity. Then, I gave her a mini-quiz of what we'd talked about over the past few weeks and she spent about 10 minutes taking it. We then talked about the mini-quiz for about 15- 20 minutes. Again, I think more review on her own time will really help her retain what she's learned in class. We spent the last half of the meeting working on her project, especially practicing writing & formal presentation skills. The student was very engaged and seemed reenergized after the break."
"We covered the negative tu commands completing the homework activities to tell friends/peers not to do something. Then she had to make-up a homework assignment she missed last week. She picked two pictures from the internet and wrote 2 sentences per picture using the impersonal "se" (passive voice). She had trouble coming up with sentences for the pictures because she didn't understand how passive voice is used. She also had trouble coming up with vocabulary to make the sentences. I stressed the more you read, listen to and use the language outside of class the more likely you will be able to pull from the vocabulary you should know."