Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through the information his French teacher sent to me. We went through verbs like connaitre and savoir, all three forms of bon, mauvais, and bien, and we also went through time expressions. He did an excellent job at conjugating connaitre and savoir in all three forms. He was having difficulty remembering how to make the imperfect stem. We practiced with it, and he then conjugated them completely. Since he was familiar with bon mauvais and bien, going through their forms was very smooth. He had a few sentence examples of depuis, il y a, and pendant. With depuis, we talked about when it's appropriate to translate it as "for" or "since," and he did a good job with the pendant example. Il y a was a little tricky, but he got it after some practice."
"We reviewed 9 sentences to be spoken for his oral final. The topic was over etiquette and manners. The student rehearsed and repeated several times."
"The student and I reviewed for his French II written exam which he will take tomorrow. We worked off of the study guide that his teacher posted online. We first discussed direct and indirect object pronouns using a quiz. He got 18 out of the 20 questions correct, so then we moved onto a review of conjugating the verbs "conduire" and "boire" in the present, past, and imperfect tenses. We then discussed other concepts from the textbook that will be on the exam including: Bordeaux, French cars, hotels in France, and French breakfasts. We then discussed Unit 6 from his text book by conjugating the verbs "ccrire," "lire," "ouvrir," "savoir," and "recevoir." After going through these conjugations, we discussed other core concepts from Unit 6 including: francophone countries in Africa and French comic strips. We finally worked on any materials his teacher posted on the class homepage over vocabulary terms. The student was very comfortable with all the material we discussed and understood some of the mistakes on previous quizzes and graded materials from earlier in the semester. I have every confidence that he will do exceedingly well tomorrow on his final exam."