Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I drilled the formation of the future tense and all the irregular verbs. I also illustrated the uses of the future along with verbs requiring some small changes in spelling. I then began an explanation of the conditional tense."
"The student and I finished Act 1 of the BG and went over comprehension questions. She is understanding the humor of the piece which is important as the text is very difficult and the descriptions can be boring, if the satirical tone is not identified. We did listening exercises where she would listen to French people from different parts of France speak and try to understand them. This will help her get used to hearing non-academic French language and speed. She could distinguish the different accents. Harsher accents were easier for her to understand, as the sound was closer to her own pronunciation. We also worked on The Stranger by Camus, as that was part of her class work. The text was simpler than the BG and she understood it quickly."
"This session was dedicated to the continuation of our review for the student's final exam. We are continuing to work on the worksheet that she was given by her professor. She is well in control of the grammatical structures, and I feel confident that she will do very well on the final."
"The student and I worked on outlining the essay that she will have to write for her French final. She will continue to translate it on her own so we can correct it together during our next session. I also assigned her some grammar exercises to do as review for her final in two weeks."
"Per our previous session, the student asked to have examples that combine all the lessons we did ( 4 tenses, COD/COI and special cases). We did some practice tests and had a focus on how to match the past participle with auxiliaire avoir when CO is before it. We also reviewed how to define the difference between COD and COI so we can know which pronoun to use. Then, we did some practice of speaking when we picked some topics to discuss: I ask her questions and she has to develop her point of view and express her ideas."
"We went over speaking in French, and most importantly asking questions in French. We also spent most of the session going over her English vocabulary for the placement test. We agreed upon reviewing 14-17 words per night until the test. Reviewing will consist of using the word in a sentence and knowing whether it is an adjective, adverb, noun, or verb. Overall great job! Keep up the good work."