Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the different verb tenses such as imperfect vs. preterit, future, and conditional. The student's main focus is improving his understanding and his listening, so we decided to have our sessions in Spanish so he can not only practice understanding what I am saying but also practice his ability to think on the spot and form his own responses with the correct sentence structure and verb tense."
"We went over the present progressive tense. We practiced, and it seemed pretty easy to him. It seems he struggles with gender of nouns, and constructing sentences on his own the most. We also worked some more with object pronouns, and how and where to place them. We did a lot of work with those. He improved exponentially with that. I gave him some tips on how I do things, and how I remember things if it will help him. He hasn't had his test graded yet, so I'm anxious to see how that went. I think he may finally understand how to use object pronouns, and after three lessons on them (they are challenging) I think it's clicked."
"We went over the preterit tense, imperfect tense, and some translation. The student needed help a little bit when it was time to make up sentences in Spanish. He had a positive attitude towards the material being reviewed. I included charts that helped him conjugate the verbs faster. I noted progress on the conjugation of the verbs in the imperfect tense. It was a good session."
"We worked on her politics essay a bit more and started writing the body paragraphs and discussed organization. She needs to make sure she goes back and ties everything back to the overall argument, which we will also work on tomorrow."
"We worked on his homework, which main topic was the city vocabulary. With a little guidance, he did an excellent job and was able to complete correctly all the assignments on his own. He is a very promising student of Spanish. We also watched a video and talked about its content in Spanish, which was a part of the homework as well. In my tutoring, I use the communicative and task oriented approach, the most efficient according to the foreign language acquisition research, in which student is the center and the main actor of the class. After a short introduction of the new material, it focuses on practice and oral production in the context of real life situations."
"We worked on Spanish 3 and SAT prep. We looked at the difference between indicative and subjunctive. Then, we practiced writing a full sentence, and he showed complete comprehension and applied it perfectly. Lastly, we tried some Reading practice problems for the new SAT."