Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over a reading in the student's book about the history and legend of Roland. His homework was to take notes on the reading, and I helped him out with some vocabulary he didn't know. He also had to write down a list of interesting things that he did over break. He did very well, and I think he is improving."
"We spent the session getting to know each other a bit and preparing for the oral part of the semester exam. The student had prepared her responses to most of the prompts with well-constructed and complete answers. We finished completing the remaining responses, fixed the few grammar and spelling errors I found, and fine-tuned her already very good pronunciation. She informed me that she began learning French in England and continued while living in Canada. Her experience living in different locales has given her a fine ear for nuances in the spoken word, and this is evident in her spoken French. After practicing for her oral exam by having the student read her responses, we reviewed the imperative, noting that all forms for regular verbs are identical to the present tense. It was a very good session. For the future, the student would like to continue working on grammar and building her confidence in speaking."
"We covered Passe Compose vs. Imparfait, and reviewed how to use the tenses in a sentence, and we also went over how to make agreement with etre in the passe compose. The student is to study the vocabulary independently and let me know if she has any questions before the test."
"First grammar lesson! I introduced her to the conjugation, of which we principally worked on the present tense. I tried my best to make it as simple as I could, to not overwhelm her too much. Then we developed her presentation skills, with a few new sentences. We reviewed her homework about the days of the week, and worked on the numbers vocabulary. Finally I recommended to her a few French movies and shows on cooking, as well as YouTube channels on the same subject."
"I started off this session with nearly the same quiz as last time. The quiz tests both students' grasp of the primary vocabulary that they have learned in class, and which I expect will eventually appear on a test at school. They have both reached nearly 100% accuracy, so I will start our next session again with a quick review to make sure they have mastered the content. We then took a bit of brain break for them to show me the French songs that they have been practicing, which was very fun for all of us. Student A and I went over some additional vocabulary on a sheet provided by their teacher at the start of the year (parts of the body, animals, etc.), and Student B and I reviewed conjugation of "avoir." Next session, I want to make sure he is also practicing the ongoing vocabulary that Student A and I went over, and I would like to begin teaching "avoir," and basic verb conjugation, to Student A."
"Did some listening practice for her test, then some grammar. Also some vocabulary, words that connect sentences and also adverbs of time etc. For grammar, we made sure she can do the past, present and future. Good luck on the test!"