Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed some vocabulary. She did pretty well. She took a quiz on the unit we just finished. She did well except for the feminine or masculine version of the noun. We'll practice more on this in the coming weeks. We started unit 4 lesson 1. New vocabulary to review : une orange, du chocolat, du pain, une banane, de l'eau, un/une ami(e). She remembered the alphabet well. She has potential and needs to learn to take advantage of it! We finished the last 15 minutes by playing "guess who" to practice the physical description."
"Today in French we studied: -"er" verbs in the present, subjunctive, and passe compose. -the present tense conjugation of "avoir" or "etre" in the passe compose . -numbers: 1-100, 100-1000, using dates and US phone numbers . -similarities in pronunciation: infinitive and past participles."
"We covered numbers, future and conditional tenses, and talked about her plans for her upcoming trip in Spanish. She has made significant progress after only one class and has shown a lot more confidence in her skills."
"We finished object pronouns, both direct and indirect, but as for anyone, we can always practice more, and incorporate them in natural speech, which is what the goal for IB is. She made flashcards of the placement of indirect and direct objects when they are in the same sentence, in both present, imperative, and passe compose. She is a very fast learner and used color coded notes which is a very smart thing to do!!"
"He continued reading the book and today he learned to talk about the weather, moods, and physical wellness."
"During this session, we started off by having our normal "hello, how are you, what is your name, nice to meet you, etc." conversation in French. We then quickly reviewed the numbers that we learned last lesson. Next, I showed the girls a drawing of a rainbow and they each named the colors of the rainbow in French to review both the vocabulary and pronunciation. Following that, I asked the girls how they would describe themselves in English. Using the adjectives they provided, I taught them the French adjectives so that they can now say "I am..." Lastly, they learned some more family vocabulary such as mom, dad, sister, dog, and cat. Using the words they already learned, they were then able to put together sentences in French such as "I don't know, mom" and "I have a cat." The girls are improving and always have a great time with the session!"