Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was the day before the student's final exam for the semester so we went over exercises from every chapter that she has done so far, focusing on writing because she would not be needing any conversation practice for the test. We clarified some grammar points that she was not clear on (depuis, ne...personne), which I also had her write down so she could review them easily later. Other than those few issues, I left the session feeling confident in her ability to pass the test with flying colors. Her concentration and hard work is apparent in how much she has improved since my first session with her. I told her to continue practicing the irregular verbs and keep looking over the things that had been a little difficult, but I didn't think the issues were anything big enough to threaten her grade, especially considering how easily she picked them up during our session."
"Today, the student and I practiced for his upcoming quiz on the imperfect tense. We practiced with irregular verbs such as vouloir, devoir, voir, mettre, and savoir. At the beginning of the session, he could only translate a couple of the verbs I listed, but by the end of our session, he was able to not only conjugate all these verbs in the present and imperfect, but he was also able to make connections between them and identify them flawlessly. He showed a lot of progress, and he did a phenomenal job throughout this session. I'm confident that he'll do well on his quiz. For our next session, we will go over the passe composes of these verbs and do further practice with the indirect and direct object pronouns."
"I helped the student review vocab for his test tomorrow. He struggled with remembering the vocab words when I gave him context exercises. I then helped him create some note-cards for practice and told him to study them before his test. He was struggling a lot at the beginning of the session, but made good progress by the end."
"We practiced direct and indirect pronouns and the concept "tout" in the French language for preparation for a written quiz the student would take this Friday. Work comprised of translation of pre-written sentences and formation of adequate responses to the questions. He learned many new verbs and was able to use them in the exercises given."
"We covered comparative phrases and superlatives and went over his homework. We also covered imperfect and preterit conjugations and when each would be used. The student grasped it very well! I would say he is struggling most with sentence structure (omitting articles where they shouldn't be omitted, etc.). I told him to study the commonly occurring verbs in his book because he can conjugate the verbs, but doesn't know exactly what they mean. Overall great job!"
"I met with the student for the first session of our French class. We went over some of what he had learned with the previous tutor. For my session, we did more of presenting oneself in French (les presentations). This session involved mostly speaking, as his desire is to develop his oral skills."