Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student asked me to evaluate her knowledge of French and to define what she needs to improve before traveling to France for a summer school. She and her mom wanted to make sure her knowledge of language was comparable to second year of French in high school (French 2). I examined her oral and written expression, her pronunciation and knowledge of grammar through a few different exercises in reading, talking and writing. According to this tutor, she has a much greater fluency of French than students from second year of high school. She can fluently speak French and is able to communicate what she wants to express with no problems. She has a very good French accent. She knows 90% of the vocabulary we worked on. She has a theoretical knowledge of French grammar rules. She will need to work on improving spelling of French words. She should also work on relearning details of French grammar and the use of French prepositions. She agreed to work on those issues in the next few sessions. She asked me to write a reference to her French summer which I will do this weekend."
"This week the student worked on homework she received from her teacher. We watched videos on the superlative and the comparative that her teacher made. The student was able to ask me questions and I clarified some information for her, specifically the articles one uses in the superlative and the different comparisons one can make. I sent her some passages that she can either practice with throughout the week or that we can work on next time."
"We did the imperative, then the negative of imperative, then conjugated regular ER, IR, RE verbs in present, passe compose, and imparfait. We then did the speaking practice, where I still needed to remind her to speak in French, trying to use minimal English as possible."