Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is done with his school year, but is considering taking Spanish 3 online during the summer. Whether or not he chooses to study over the summer, we agreed it was a good idea to review some of his Spanish 2 grammar to keep sharp for the next level of Spanish. Tonight we reviewed commands. The student wrote out 10 positive and 10 negative informal commands. Then I showed him how to make formal commands. Next session we will review vocabulary from the past year, reflexive verbs, and ser vs. estar."
"Reviewed current and past vocabulary, discussed current grammar curriculum, and played games to practice conversational Spanish."
"The student and I continued to practice present, preterite, and imperfect tenses of common verbs. I suggested that he spends 10 or so minutes every day going over flashcards. His conjugation usage is getting better. In order to help him remember these tricky verbs, I asked him to come up with sentences that not only used these verbs, but clearly demonstrated their meaning."
"The student and I were able to go over Mexican culture by answering comprehension questions from an excerpt. We also were able to prepare for her exam which will consist of present tense verbs. The student did not struggle with the use of the present tense. She felt very confident. I look forward to hearing about how the test went for her as well as seeing the results."
"Today the student and I went over some sentences and using them in conversation. We talked about our favorite birthday memories, a past vacation and what we did during the trip, and also vocabulary dealing with the house. I provided a vocabulary list outside of the textbooks she has which added more variety to our conversation. We reviewed conjugations and also present tense. To end the session we made conversation of what we did yesterday to review one last time. We made a lot more conversation than our last session and I only see improvement."
"Today was the student's first tutoring session after his break. The transition of coming back from speaking nothing but another language made it difficult for him to remember certain concepts in Spanish. We worked on composing 6/10 short narratives that he has to complete for his class in Spanish. Little by little, his Spanish is coming back."