Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and went over irregular verbs in preterite tense. We also did more speaking in Spanish where I would provide her an English sentence that included actions in the past so that she would need to use preterite tense, and she then had to translate for me in Spanish. She did really well!"
"The student wanted to go over his practice test for his test the next day. We went over -ar and a few irregular preterite endings, as well as question words. He seems to have greatly improved on his vocabulary this week, and I felt he was more confident. I encouraged him to play online games with prepositions and preterite verbs this week for "homework." I also encouraged him to write down things at the beginning of his test that he is worried about so he can refer to certain conjugations throughout the test. He seemed to retain the information we went over last session about accents and pronunciation/syllables."
"The student and I worked on the content that will be covered on her next quiz: positive and negative words (such as always/never, something/nothing, etc.). We combined this with the pronouns and verbs that we've already been reviewing over the past few weeks so that she could continue to practice with them as well. She has made a lot of improvements with building longer sentences in Spanish. We also reviewed vocabulary and sentence structures through the language app, which she said that she will be downloading to her phone to study more throughout the week."
"Today, we scheduled an extra session in preparation for a quiz and test the student is taking is taking early in the week. We went over all the vocabulary for section 1B. We made flashcards, and we did some drilling. We also went over conjugations for important verbs. She has shown improvement and increased dedication with her vocabulary. I am quizzing her tomorrow on the flashcards we made today, and tomorrow I will also be helping her prepare for her test this week."
"The student did very well today! He is working on informal affirmative and negative commands in school, so we focused on that. We also began working on formal affirmative and negative commands because he said he thinks his teacher will cover that soon as well. Hopefully going over it ahead of time will be helpful! We did a lot of grammar drills today. In the last one, he got all 20 questions right! We also watched four video clips: two in Spanish that he described to me in English, and two in English that he described to me in Spanish. We also did a quick speaking exercise involving commands. I have given him two websites as a resource. I will send these to his mother as well, so he has them for reference."
"We continued preterito vs. imperfecto practice and breaking down common "trigger words" and concepts to search for in the text. We also worked on adverb conjugation. The student seems more confident and is nailing the answers more and more!"