Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student let me know when I arrived that she had an upcoming unit test in her French class on using the past tense and the imperfect, including both choice of the appropriate tense and the correct formation of each one. We used an assignment that she was given for review as a point of departure to review when to use the imperfect and when to use the past tense. She practiced identifying for each verb in her assignment which tense she thought it should be in and why. At first, she struggled to remember which tense was used in what ways, but as we went through several verbs she began to be able to anticipate the correct choice of tense more quickly. We reviewed the formation of the imperfect both in terms of finding a verb stem and in terms of adding the correct ending for each subject. She struggled with formation of the imperfect but found the notes that we had taken in previous sessions helpful as a reference. We then moved into the past tense verbs. We reviewed the formation of all of these verbs."
"In today's session, the student and I covered the huge number of expressions that involve 'faire'; also continuing to reinforce the material we have already covered."
"I covered the description of events represented by drawings of a reception desk at a hotel. The activities involved the usage of articles related to words in the feminine and masculine. I also covered activities related to choosing the opposites of action verbs."