Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed the present and past participles. We also studied the indirect pronouns and when they are used. Then we practiced conversation. We learned new vocabulary words and he finished his homework. He is doing much better, and is very confident in getting a good grade."
"Today we went over a study guide, focusing on possessive adjectives and pronouns, reflexive pronouns, and affirmative and negative informal commands."
"The student practiced future tense conjugations with regular verbs, then he started a review for a final exam. We then practiced preterite regular conjugations, irregular conjugations, stem-changers, imperfect regular and irregular conjugations. It was a good session."
"The student and I were able to cover a great deal of the direct and indirect object pronouns in Spanish! We also briefly touched on the formal and informal commands. The student is actually getting a lot better with vocabulary recall. She only struggled with understanding how to use the indirect and direct object pronouns together in a sentence. We also discussed the meaning of both the indirect and the direct object pronouns. Strategies that were included in the session was how to create sentences using both the object pronouns-direct and indirect and which one goes first in the sentence. After giving student this strategy she got the hang of it! We will continue next time with practice of the formal and informal commands."
"This was our first meeting. It began with introductions and getting to know each other. I explained my professional experience, background, and who I am personally. We talked about what he would like to focus on, where he would like to improve, and what issues he's been having in order to find a standing point. After that we went over personal introductions, basic verb conjugation, numbers, ser and estar, and pronunciation. During the session, I made a list of topics to be covered. I also made the suggestion of listening to music, watching movies, and other things to help become more familiar with and gain an ear for the language. I plan on bringing some beginning Spanish textbooks. The books will help give us a better idea of what level the student is at."
"Today the student and I went more in detail of how the conjugation differs from that of the present tense. The conjugation of the -ar,-er,-ir verbs were reviewed and also irregular verbs that are used regularly. We practiced by talking about our morning schedules are like and what we do to prepare for the day. We went over -car,-zar,-gar verbs that are irregular in the yo form. She had a positive attitude throughout the session. We also went over reflexive verbs to end the session. She is very self motivated. We used a whiteboard for this session, which I believed helped a lot because she is a very visual learner. I left her with a list of vocabulary for our next session and also a few verbs to know beforehand."