Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered regular conjugations as well as stem changing verbs. We also did ser vs. estar. We began the study of the preterite tense of regular and irregular verbs. His attitude is excellent! We talked about picking out words to help in choosing the right verb and also when translating. He has homework to conjugate verbs in the preterite."
"We covered the imperfect tense with several essential verbs such as tener, querer, and poder. The student wasn't struggling for the most part. He simply needs to speak at a quicker speed. I gave him a vocabulary list to memorize a few words and recommended he use his Spanish with coworkers. He continues to improve incrementally. I'm confident he will be speaking well in no time."
"We covered the use of the gender substantives, focusing on el and la. We also covered the present tense of the indicatives, focusing on the regular verbs that end with ar, er, and ir. The student was struggling with holding a conversation in Spanish. The student was very optimistic about learning Spanish. I included some fill in the blank sentences. It was our first session, so it's too soon to note progress, but the student would like to continue learning."
"We covered verb conjugation (-ar/-er/-ir) and also a few irregular verbs (tener/poder). The verbs (nadar/comer/vivir) should help the student continue to conjugate regular verbs. We went over how conjugation is formulaic and we laid out sentences with the framework of a subject + verb + noun relationship. We began to make sentences by utilizing nouns and verbs that the student uses on a daily basis for his work, including pulley, mow the grass, sales, buy, sell, rent, and spend. I will be sending him an email with key verbs, nouns, and phrases that he will need for work. I will also send over colloquial greetings so that he is able to converse without unnecessary formality. A big win in this session was when he conjugated tener (which is irregular) without being prompted by a warning of its irregularity."
"We covered vocabulary and assessed what was given on Wed. We distributed the session: half an hour with one student and the other half with the other. It worked much better; this way I was able to place the attention to each student without being distracted by the other."
"We covered, pronouns, greetings, responses, farewells, seasons of the year, articles, numbers, and days of the week. Two of the students were able to keep up easily, but the third was a little less familiar with the material. The girls both expressed interested attitudes towards the material, but the boy was very distracted and didn't have the best attitude. We didn't use any study skills or strategies as I was focused on reviewing what they knew and covering the basics. I didn't assign extra practice yet and I will judge their progress the next time I see them. My biggest concern from this session was that the third student was at a different level than the girls."