Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed imperfect and preterite within the same dialogue. We reviewed por and para, and did exercises for these. The student seems to have the imperfect and preterite down. I gave her access to websites with additional practice for por and para."
"We reviewed quite a bit today. I reviewed his homework and had the student make sentences with the irregular past tense verbs he was having some difficulty with. He did very well! He practiced familiar commands, giving commands based on various pictures. I then gave the student some parts of tests to complete that reviewed the Spanish 2 material. We also practiced the food vocabulary, which he needs to work on a bit more. Next time we'll read a play, review food vocab, and then do a final review."
"We reviewed the preterite tense and all its applications. Through the lesson, the students learned and practiced the conjugations of many verbs, regular, stem-changing, and irregular ones. They did many exercises in different scenarios using the preterite and they also practiced pronunciation, translation, and the conjugation of the same verbs in the present tense. They had a listening, understanding, and written practice from an oral dictation; and finally, they had a reading, pronunciation, and comprehension practice by reading a press article from the Hispanic journal "La Opinion.""
"We reviewed vocabulary and conversation. The student has made progress during the whole process. Now the student's pronunciation is better and knows more words, but still struggles with grammar and understanding. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We spent the first 20 minutes reviewing past materials and then worked on sentence construction. The student is starting to be able to use verbs, pronouns, nouns, and adjectives to construct sentences. He is very happy about this. We are way above target in accomplishing the student's goals."
"We spent the majority of the session reviewing the conjugations and conversational uses of the irregular preterite verbs. These were only introduced in the previous session, so this time the student was able to show progress in knowing what the conjugations were in both written and spoken form. We then took time to ask simple conversational questions using these verbs in context. He showed a lot of improvement throughout this process. The last part of the session was spent looking at some of the cultural components of the assignments in his class. I assisted him with vocabulary as needed and reading/ listening comprehension when necessary. The document he completed on irregular preterite verbs was emailed to him for extra practice. Great progress!"