Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test tomorrow. We prepared for it. His teacher gave him 29 possible questions, out of which he'll be asked 4. He'll be tested on --and we practiced-- the use of the conditional and subjunctive tenses. I guided the student through the answers for 17 of the possible questions and we brainstormed ideas for the remaining 12. He recently obtained a B+ on a take-home composition test. However, he didn't do well on a quiz last week for which he practiced with me. At the request of the student's mother, I've been in contact with his Spanish teacher in an attempt to get the teacher's take on the student's performance and where he can do better. As I finished our session this evening, I asked him to spend an additional hour brainstorming his answers and memorize when to use the conditional and subjunctive tenses."
"During this session I continued to help the student study for his upcoming final exam. We used the study guide provided by his professor as a basis for reviewing for the test. He will complete and review the study guide so that we can review it during the next session before the exam."
"The student and I dedicated the majority of this lesson to discussing revisions for an essay that she had written for her Spanish class. In the remaining time after that, we practiced verb conjugations with a board game."
"Today, the student and I completed lesson 14. We are reinforcing vocabulary terms and regularly using preterite construction in our warm-up questions. We then focused our lesson on the verbs saber and conocer. We went over the conjugations together, and then incorporated them into conversation. We went over examples for each verb, and reviewed the differences, since these verbs mean the same thing in Spanish, but are not used interchangeably. We engaged in conversation, where I led with a question and he responded, making sure to conjugate the verb correctly and use the correct subject pronoun. We then did the same exercise with the verbs pedir and preguntar, reviewing their conjugations and idiomatic uses in Spanish and incorporating them in conversation."
"Today, the student and I worked on a review of Spanish 1: days, months, numbers, seasons, weather, nouns, and adjectives. We also worked on some pronunciation and some vocabulary."
"Today, the student and I worked on adding new words with topics of the human body and family, and repeating old vocabulary."