Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's homework, and went over the conjugation of the subjunctive. We also briefly reviewed the future tense, and talked about her upcoming final. Her mom and I asked her to ask her teacher for specifications of her oral final, which is in a little more than a week. I asked her to study all verb conjugations for Saturday, and we will review them. She had forgotten how to conjugate in the future tense, so we'll need to make sure that she has her endings memorized."
"We spent today's session reviewing and preparing for a test that the student has early next week; we reviewed topics including vocabulary, the uses of por vs. para, and the formation and use of the subjunctive use of verbs."
"We started by doing a warmup. We used some Spanish tongue twisters that focused on different consonants. The student did very well. I suggested that she repeat the tongue twisters every day or at least every time she felt she needed to brush up on her Spanish. We then did some grammar exercises of irregular preterit verbs and por vs. para. We spent the last part of the session reading a new book, "El Pollito Valiente.""
"We started our lesson by talking about learning methods that I use for teaching Spanish. We agreed that I should teach the student Spanish with a conversational style, and he was able to acquire a few phrases that he can use for his daily living. It was a really pleasant class, and he was able to learn quite a bit for his first session. We used his Spanish textbook as a guide for our chat."
"We started with some written work. Student 1 did a worksheet about personal pronouns and practiced those. The other students worked on filling in a chart so that we could play food bingo. The chart was about breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert for the seven days of the week. We played food bingo and worked on our food vocabulary. Then, I asked them questions, and we practiced making sentences with the verbs related to eating and when we eat. We ended by playing a little bit of hangman with the food vocabulary."
"We started working on a new book, which the student will use from now on for homework. We did the first exercise, and I explained the procedure to follow with every assignment, and he will give it a try with the second one. We also reviewed the content of the last session and finished some exercises left from the other book."