Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the vocabulary and grammatical concepts in chapters 7-9. The student practiced making familiar and formal commands with the vocabulary. We read a mini play to practice food vocabulary. He understands the concepts very well."
"We went over some new vocabulary and learned how to conjugate irregular verbs. Then we used these words and verbs to create sentences, and reviewed the definitions to make sure the student understood the definitions and the conjugation. He seemed to be able to memorize many of the words that we reviewed."
"We went over the student's homework. She is been working on the use of "que," "quienes," "quien," "de que," and "cual" "que." The student was positive about the lesson. We had a good session today."
"We worked on a review of the exercise, discussing the pros and cons of two professions, writing out the paragraphs and practicing them verbally, writing down new vocabulary, then submitting it. We finished the online course we had been working on, yay! We practised practical dialogues to use in everyday conversation with the Spanish-speaking families the student knows. We wrote notes for her to be able to practice in the future. She is learning quickly and doing great with pronunciation. She will be taking the next Spanish course next year."
"We worked on additional and new vocabulary, verbs, and adjectives related to travel, work, vacations, family, and background in a totally conversational style. We covered additional expressions, and the student wrote 20 complete sentences discussed during the conversational lesson. We covered grammar, and sentence format/ structure, and writing examples. She is at an advanced intermediate level, ready for unlimited conversation. I left her with homework to review and study. She is very motivated and eager to learn Spanish."
"We worked on the formation of the preterite tense. We looked in-depth at stem-changing verbs in the preterite (o>u, e>i). The student understands the concepts and patterns but just needs to solidify them. She is keen to understand and implement the grammar. Since she is just doing this for the grade (not personal interest), the most time efficient strategy would be grammar exercises; about 15-20 minutes a day would be all that is necessary. She has grammar exercises she can work on as part of her online class."