Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I completed another lesson. We began with a quick conversational review of the date, day of the week, months, and ordinal numbers. We are reinforcing vocabulary terms and regularly using preterite construction in our warm-up questions. We are working together on responding using the correct subject pronoun and using the correct personal ending. He occasionally confuses the subject pronouns when he's asking a question or responding, but working off the sheet has helped him choose the correct conjugation when speaking. We worked on translations today and incorporated verbs from his sheets and flashcards. I've asked him to continue to review his flashcards on his own to help build his vocabulary base."
"Today, the student and I covered the past verbs. She struggled with pronouncing the imperfect tense of verbs in past tense. She feels excited to learn the proper pronunciations and feels completely confident with me as her tutor. My strategies were to ask her to say something and correct it if it was wrong. But she did very well. She got a 100 percent on the last quiz I sent her."
"Today, the student and I did a review of the imperfect tense. We talked about the endings for Ar/Er/Ir verbs and went over the irregular verbs. We also worked on practice problems from his E-textbook. Lastly, we did a quick review of the preterit from the week before, just so that we are keeping on top of previous material."
"Today, the student and I prepared for his final exam. We went over five tenses: the future, conditional, present, and past and future perfect. He had a solid recollection of all of them but was iffy on accents. I had him work on some exercises from the book, and afterwards, I gave him several rounds of verbal quizzes. Finally, we reviewed pronunciation lessons from the summer. He remembered them well!"
"Today, the student and I worked on practice of the simple past, endings of the different kind of verbs in the past, and conjugation. She is very motivated and is showing noticeable progress. She's already able to conjugate the verbs correctly by herself."
"Today, the student had book assignments regarding the past tense conjugations in Spanish. The first section was fill in the blank, while the other two required her to write out complete sentences using the Spanish preterite tense. While she had previously learned this tense in an earlier Spanish class, she had forgotten some of the conjugation rules; however, the more questions she answered, the more she began to remember. Next, she had to write a page long essay in Spanish about what she did for Thanksgiving."