Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began our tutoring session by reading about Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera. I was very impressed with the student's knowledge of Spanish vocabulary. He expressed to me that the thing he struggles with the most is putting sentences together grammatically. After reading about these two Mexican painters, we focused on learning affirmative and negative commands. He enjoyed learning this lesson very much."
"The student has a vocabulary quiz tomorrow. I read the Spanish then he told me the meanings in English; this is easier for him than English to Spanish, so we only did that one time. I starred the words he continued to forget, and he will continue to study them. I enjoy his sense of humor and creativity."
"The student and I went over some vocabulary words because he struggled with these. We practiced them, and then I quizzed him on a few words to see if he had memorized them. A technique that he enjoyed using was writing a sentence to put context to the definition. This helped him remember the word better. I also gave him some exercises using pronouns yo, nosotros, and ellos. He did well on these as well."
"Today we reviewed vocabulary and grammar for the student's upcoming test. We went over the differences between "hay que" and "tener que" grammar. I created some practice sentences to test his knowledge on this subject, and we went over the answers together. He now knows some of the word clues he can identify in questions that can help lead him to the answers, as well as some other rules of thumb for this chapter's verb structures."
"Today's session began with personal introductions and personal objectives and goals for our lessons. We worked through about 8 online exercises together, breaking each problem down and analyzing which verb tense to use (Preterito vs. Imperfecto). The student definitely wants to become more confident in her Spanish skills, and it is obvious that she has a drive to do so. She is a bright-minded individual who is facing some challenges at the moment, but will succeed without a doubt."
"This last weekend, the student and I reviewed vocabulary words from Spanish 1. Then we went over comparatives and the various forms that they can take, depending on whether nouns or modifiers are being compared. We downloaded apps on her phone to help her with Spanish during the week. We went over negative comparatives. She is improving her conjugations. She is still struggling to remember old vocabulary, but this will improve as we continue to review Spanish 1. This will increase her grade as the semester goes on."