Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session I gave writing prompts for the student to complete. He does not know what writing prompt he will have on his test, but as long as he knows how to write in the past tense he will do great. As he was writing, I corrected any mistakes and I also guided him so that he was able to write more because, for his test, he needs to have nine conjugated verbs in the preterite, nine conjugated verbs in the imperfect, and three sentences using mientras. He was able to complete the prompts on his own, where in the last session he needed more assistance. He was able to complete the prompts with more confidence than our last session as well. He told me that he had studied prior and he wrote a prompt on his own to practice. He sent this to me and we reviewed it together. I was very happy that he did that because it shows how he is trying. I told him that he needs to make sure he proofreads because he makes some simple writing mistakes, and he told me that he will re-read all his work on the exam. For the times when he wasn't sure on what to write I told him to think of what vocabulary/verbs/phrases he knows and to incorporate them into his prompt; so in a sense work backwards. To use what you know so that you can complete the requirements for the test instead of being unsure and drawing a blank because you don't know what to write. This tip helped him when working on the prompts. Overall, the session went very well. I am confident that he is prepared for his test."
"We reviewed preterit and imperfect, conjugations of both, and when to use which. We reviewed context clues and words in English to use as clues for discerning which to use, and practiced translating sentences into Spanish. We also did a vocabulary review. I assigned regular practice with the student to help shore-up past content she's forgotten."
"Today went great! We worked on his midterm exam and we also took the unit 5 exam. He aced both of them! After going through both of his exams for his online class we introduced some new concepts: the verb "ver" as well as direct object pronouns. We will be doing the lessons for these new concepts when we meet again."