Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered Spanish grammar and sentence structure. The student was struggling with verb conjugation and listening/ understanding of simple verbs. The attitude of the student was positive and satisfied. I included extra practice and study strategies available to him for free online. He left the session more confident in sentence structure and verb conjugation."
"Today, the student and I worked on her rough draft assignment. She has to write a 150 word essay on how she was as a child in the imperfect past tense. We worked off of her vocabulary sheet and the assignment page to create a draft about what she was like, what she did with her friends, etc. We made sure verbs were conjugated correctly, with proper sentence structure and overall flow, since she will be presenting the final draft to the class. She practiced reading out loud and pronouncing every word to me as well. She sounded great reading in Spanish and had great ideas for the draft."
"Today we did vocabulary quizzing, preterite irregulars, translation practice, and indirect object pronouns. It is important that the student memorizes the vocab so we can move forward. She continues to have a positive attitude and work hard."
"We started by playing an online memory matching game to review vocabulary for the student's current chapter. As usual, he seems to have a good command of the vocabulary. We then discussed the different types of verbs, specifically reflexive verbs, and how to identify and conjugate them. We reviewed the verbs from the chapter and I tasked him with conjugating both regular and irregular (stem-changing verbs). We read a passage in Spanish together and I had him translate it into English, making sure that he used the preterite tense when required. I then asked him verbal questions in Spanish to check his comprehension and ability to use the preterite tense in responses. We completed two exercises in his textbook for practice. The first one required him to use irregular stem-changing verbs in context. The second one required him to switch between the present and preterite tense, which is challenging for him. With prompting, he was successful."
"The student said he feels he did well on his Spanish quiz, so that is good news. We went over command forms for the tu familiar. After covering the commands we reviewed direct object pronouns and indirect object, because they will be important for the commands. He completed the practice I brought for him. He struggled with it at first, but he seemed to be getting the concept by the end of the practice problems. I'll be sure to quiz him again next session to see how much of the information he retained."
"Today we reviewed algun, alguno, ningun, and ninguno. We completed the second part of the student's essay and we created a set of instructions to make Dulce de Coco for her class project, and then we translated it."