Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, I reviewed the student's homework with her. She did very well using the preterite and imperfect tenses in the sentences she wrote. I then had her continue to practice these tenses with various worksheets. She had a little trouble with the preterite irregular verbs, but otherwise did very well in these exercises. For homework I gave her a worksheet to practice "por vs para" in preparation for her final exam."
"For today's session, the student and I began by devoting about a half hour to a conversation about the student's weekend. This served as excellent practice for both of the past tenses we have studied so far. More importantly, it was great practice for improving spontaneous conversation skills. After this, we worked on going over the homework that she has been assigned by her high school Spanish class."
"We worked on the present subjunctive with expressions of doubt and uncertainty. The student came in with a strong understanding of the topic, so we were able to move quickly through the material. She definitely understands the grammar concepts and seems to grasp them quickly. I thought it was an excellent session."
"For this session, we went to a cafe to continue reviewing conjugation and vocabulary. We went over preterit, past participles and present participles, perfect tense, and present and future tenses, as well as the imperfect. We also made a huge list of nouns."
"For today's lesson the student practiced his Spanish speaking and listening skills. We went over an exercise where he was able to write down what I was saying in Spanish. He had a positive attitude toward the material. He was not struggling that much on understanding Spanish. I included pictures to give the student a better idea of what I was trying to say. I noted that his Spanish listening skills are really good. I have no concerns, only wins. The student is really motivated to continue practicing his speaking skills."
"Great session! The student is improving greatly - her biggest things to work on are vocabulary memorization and pronunciation, which we'll hit hard next week. We worked on vocabulary for a test she has tomorrow, and though she claimed in the moment she didn't know the words, when pressed just a little, she was able to translate correctly. We listened to music and had her try to pick out as many words as she could, which went quite well. We'll set a goal to pick out 30 words in a song by Christmastime, which is easily doable. Next week, we'll probably watch a television show with subtitles and see how well she can translate what is going on primarily from the context."