Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"On Wednesday, the student and I reviewed for her upcoming Spanish final. We focused mainly on reflexive verbs and the present perfect tenses. Because she has so many tenses to put to memory, we focused on those with which she was having particular trouble. After showing her a variety of techniques and doing some focused practice, it really seemed as if she was remembering the tenses and warning a better understanding of when and where to use them. I believe that with more practice and a few more sessions, she will be more than ready for her final."
"Reviewed vocabulary from last week and new vocabulary. Reviewed use of preterit vs imperfect and conjugations of each. Practiced recognizing when preterit or imperfect is appropriate and translating sentences from English to Spanish."
"This was my first session with the student and we mainly focused on the preterite and imperfect with irregular verbs. We also reviewed some of his assignments due this week dealing with clothing and shopping vocabulary."
"During this session, I reviewed the student's homework with her and had a conversation with her in Spanish. She did well in her subjunctive homework. Overall, she grasped the concept of the exercise. We reviewed why each sentence used the subjunctive. She also understood the first paragraph of "El Alquimista." I reminded her that we will return to the short stories once she understands the subjunctive."
"I advised the student to keep working on new vocabulary from chapter 3, and to review verb endings in the present tense. I told the student to come up with their own sentences using the writing exercises in their book."
"I assessed how well the student knew Spanish and from there we began the tutoring session. He knew the very basics of Spanish, colors, some question words, and some pronouns. We worked on the estar (to be) verb. I gave him one worksheet for homework to see how well he retains the information. His overall pronunciation of Spanish words is good, and he can read in Spanish but does not understand everything that he reads. We will continue to work on this next session."