Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student practiced with different strategies for memorizing vocabulary such as finding words within the words. For example, with the word frigidaire, we saw "daire" in it which can be associated with "dairy." To help make this connection, we made a visual representation with a dairy product in the fridge. We did this several words like clock and rug. We used the rest of our time to go over things like test taking strategies and systematic approaches to organizing things like imperfect forms. The student did well when making visuals for his vocabulary, and with further practice, he'll be able to understand sentences he's never seen on future assessments."
"We made new flashcards and did her homework from today, going over some of the grammar points from the chapters she has learned since our last session."
"This was my first lesson with the student and I am very pleased with her interest level and her desire to improve. We clarified the present and the "passé compose" verb tenses. We went through the formation step by step. I also gave her some suggestions on how she could study vocabulary to help improve her grades on upcoming vocabulary quizzes. She is a bright student and understands new concepts quite quickly."
"Today we reviewed his homework together, focusing on the vocabulary in the exercises. We also discussed Senegalese culture in preparation for the student's quiz tomorrow. I left him a list of useful words to memorize by next lesson. I'm seeing improvements in his pronunciation!"
"Focus on the conditional tense throughout the lesson with translations and examples to illustrate theory for the following irregular verbs: etre, aller, pouvoir, avoir. Also covered regular verbs in the conditional tense. Finished with a review of direct object pronouns used with the passe compose and agreement of the past participle in gender and number with the direct object pronouns."
"We did some "comptines" activities on a children's site. We referenced Le petit Larousse. The remainder of the lesson we spent with the .pdf of L'traner by Camus, using the text as a springboard for review and study of both grammar and vocabulary."