Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I read a couple of French Children's Books and two poems from a French 4 book I have. The Children's Books covered everything from expressions with 'faire' and 'avoir' to rooms in a house. He did a good job translating them and finding derivatives in the sentences. He showed that he understood them after continuous repetition. For the poems, he read an exert from a poem that was more advanced. He was able to recognize words and expressions like 'vouloir' and indirect object pronouns."
"The student has a vocabulary quiz today (Wednesday) so we met on Tuesday. She had a lot of new vocabulary to memorize so that's what we spent our entire session on. She made a bunch of flashcards to memorize, a lot of which were nouns so she had to be careful to memorize the genders too. After getting through the stack five at a time, we went back through the stack in its entirety and took out the cards that she didn't remember and the cards that she didn't remember the gender on and separated the two categories. After going over these two again, she was able to go through the whole stack of vocab English-French and French-English with no problem."
"We covered the student's vocabulary in preparation for his quiz. We also practiced imperfect vs. preterit tenses, which will also be on his quiz. I left him with a sheet of words to study for his quiz tomorrow."
"For a class project, the student is supposed to write a script that incorporates vocabulary/concepts covered in class. I helped her shape her ideas into grammatically correct sentences and with pronunciation."
"Continued work on the conditional and future tenses of irregular verbs per recommendation of his teacher on an interim report. Added new verbs to this list of irregular verbs on the study guide that we began last session to help prepare for his test next Tuesday. Some short speaking practice as an introduction to the lesson. Assigned the student to write out future and conditional conjugations for all verbs on the irregular verb list (on his own time) and bring me the work on paper."
"Today the student worked on her English homework. She had to read two chapters and answer questions regarding the content. We read the first chapter and went over the questions and then read a part of the second chapter. She did very well reading and understanding the main points of the chapter. She was able to answer the questions with ease. Her greatest difficulty is taking her answers to the next level. She can answer the question easily however needs a little bit of direction when it comes to analyzing the question and answering it on a deeper more comprehensive level. I am confident with time and practice she will be able to do this on her own!"