Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued our passive voice lessons. We worked through his homework from his grammar book, and then moved on to creating a "cheat sheet" study guide for the different scenarios where passive voice is used. We then created our own sentences to practice. He is doing very well with such a difficult topic."
"We read chapters 8-9 together and verbally answered the corresponding questions. The student has a good understanding of the plot in these chapters."
"Today we worked on pronunciation. I went letter by letter through the French alphabet with every possible pronunciation of each letter. We worked on pronouncing the French R and the French U."
"Today the student completed the multiple-choice final exam, along with his written final exam. We then planned our final meeting to complete his French II course. It was a very productive lesson."
"Today was giant review of the future, conditional, and subjunctive. We also completed some listening and speaking exercises."
"Tutored the student in French. Focused on the 5 pillar verbs, excluding 'venir'. Learned to count and write out 1-20. Reviewed interrogative "question" words. Concluded with a quiz."
"In today's session, we reviewed previous test on future simple and conditional tenses, carried out a conceptual overview of conjugation of regular and irregular verbs in future simple. Comparative analysis of future simple and future present tenses."
"The student and I reviewed vocab (to help prepare for her final) and grammar structures (reflexive, past tense verbs) and worked on her homework."
"Today, we started working on a comprehensive verb list, for every verb the student comes across in conversation, the textbook, outside material, and everything we do in sessions. Then, went back over Chapter 4's opening dialogue and its concept section about regular -ir verbs. We also went back to chapter 2 to look at the regular -er verbs there."
"The student and I worked on the Subjective tense in her French workbook. We used both the present and past subjective, as well as the conditional, indicative and imperfect tense."
"Topic: The role of mobile telephones in developing countries The session mainly consisted of discussing an news article from "L'express" titled "Afrique: la telephonie mobile, un acteur cle du developpement" and which the student had sent me 3 days ago. After the student summarized the main idea of the article in French, I asked questions based on both the article and on our own respective experiences with the use of mobile technology. Questions we addressed included: - why we use mobile phones - whether mobile phone are a necessity or a luxury -how do people in rural areas in Africa use mobile technology for work and other daily activities - the role of mobile phone and social networks in democracy For all the questions we covered, we look the situation in both the USA and Africa In the last ten minutes, we read and discussed a text on "Netiquette" from an eBook (using Google Hangout's Screenshare). The activity consisted of the student reading 5 rules about Internet use summarizing each rule in English. As we had run out of time, we could not discuss the rules. For our next meeting, we will continue with the lesson on communication technology."
"We began the session by the student asking me questions about my day. Then we continued with a grammar lesson on German verbs, in particular composite verbs."