Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did our lesson in Spanish. We first did a dictation exercise then spent some time reviewing verb tenses and looked at the student's homework. Next time, we will do more work on demonstratives and look at past tenses."
"We divided the session in two parts to answer his homework and check doubts. The way it worked was like this: He read the questions and then told me what they were saying in English. Then, he answered them, and I checked them. If there was something wrong, I gave him clues to let him know what was wrong, and he did the correction by himself. I am just guiding him, but he does most of the work. I also helped him by telling him when a verb was irregular or regular and the way he must see the irregulars."
"We practiced the preterite vs. the imperfect a bit more. I think we'll take a break from that for a while, the student seems to have mastery over that. We worked on reading comprehension. I think we will practice more with reading comprehension and do some activities to help increase his vocabulary. I will also speak more Spanish with him to help. We finished with working with commands. He really worked hard. He told me he received an A- on his test, and this is a great improvement from years past, so that's wonderful news. He has a vocab quiz coming up that he feels good about."
"We reviewed and practiced for the upcoming quiz: preterite endings for AR/ER/IR, present progressive formula and endings, future using "IR" formula and endings, pronunciation practice with "rr", "d", "b/v," and we did some practice translating sentences like she will be doing on the quiz. Awesome session! BIG CONGRATS on the 90%. It's going to keep getting higher and higher. She's doing SO great. I'm so proud her!"
"We reviewed direct object pronoun less and completed an online quiz. We also reviewed soccer vocabulary. We spent about 40 minutes speaking in Spanish about various topics: practicing direct object pronouns and general conversation. I corrected the student with proper verb tenses and pronunciation per her request."
"We reviewed her new vocabulary. I would describe the vocabulary word or ask her a question in Spanish pertaining to the vocabulary and she would answer. She did very well! She completed her homework assignment. Then, I showed her one of my tests dealing with family and reflexive verbs. She's currently studying family, and we've been reviewing reflexives. She did a great job, especially on the reflexives. She had a picture of 20 activities in a girl's daily routine. She was able to distinguish between what's reflexive and isn't. She did very well conjugating the verbs with the appropriate time. We did a reading comprehension, and she answered questions. I also showed her a video on coffee production in Colombia (all in Spanish). She was able to understand the majority of it. Finally, we talked for the last 5 minutes about her week and school."