Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the verbs the student's been struggling with in preterit and imperfect, and made sure he's ready for his test on Monday. We also discussed preterit vs. imperfect so he feels very prepared. Then, I taught him about direct and indirect object pronouns, which was a new concept to him, so we did some practice activities. This way he'll be on top of it when his teacher introduces it this year. He's still struggling with conjugations a little bit. I gave him some tricks and tools to use to help him remember which past tense to use, and also when teaching him about object pronouns. I think he is going to do well on his test as long as he studies more tonight and/or tomorrow. He should also make flash cards, particularly for irregular verbs in the preterite."
"We spent the majority of the hour going over verbs that end in 'gar,' 'car,' and 'zar.' These verbs are irregular in the preterite in the 'yo' form. It was also important to know the meaning of these verbs as well as the conjugation rules."
"We studies the preterite, and Imperfect tenses. We practiced writing sentences, paragraphs, and filling in the blanks. She was struggling with conjugations. The student attitude was positive, she enjoyed the lesson, and she learned a lot. I showed her strategies to study and to solve exercises. "
"We watched two videos: one on public transportation in Mexico city, and the other on a bicycle race held in a Mexican town located in the mountains. The student answered questions related to the videos. We also made a few exercises on the past tenses: the imperfect and the preterit."
"We went over preterite vs imperfect with more practice, and the student completed an online test on which she got 18/20. Awesome!! We went over the two problems that were incorrect. We also went through every single question, translating them. Then, we did the same thing for an online quiz for ser vs. estar, and she got 18/20. Awesome again!! We continued working on vocabulary, and we read the "Three Little Pigs" in Spanish out loud for pronunciation practice. She is doing so well!"
"We went over some translation and the conjugation of the preterit and imperfect tense. The student needed help with the use of Spanish verbs. He had a positive attitude towards the material that was reviewed. I included a chart of the conjugation of the verbs. I noted progress on his reading. It was a good session."