Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met today for a Saturday session. I asked him about his French pre-comp exam, and he said he got a 82 or 83 on his listening portion. I also asked him about his communication journal (CJ), a notebook students write their assignments in for each subject. I requested that he make sure to write down all the French assignments in his CJ and suggested he do the same for his other subjects as a habit to keep an easily accessible written record of his assignments. He agreed to do so. We used the textbook website resources today for our session, including a family tree listening exercise testing French relationship names (father/grandfather/cousin/aunt/uncle/nephew/niece/mother/sister/brother/etc.). We ended with a 32-question exercise on the various written forms of descriptive adjectives (gros/naif/long/etc.) for masculine singular/plural and feminine singular/plural. I think the website exercises will help him since the speakers go at a faster speaking pace."
"As usual we start the session with dialogue on family and work. The student practiced saying complete sentences without English words. We focused on reviewing sentences from past sessions as well, and then worked on grammar and diction."
"We discussed her assignment for tomorrow, which is to read 10 sentences from her homework. We corrected the grammar, just minor changes needed, and worked on pronunciation, She recorded herself saying each sentence on voice memos on her phone. We also went over pronunciation rules for group sounds, such as "ou", "oi/oy", "eur", "oin", "ain". We looked ahead at sports vocabulary she will learn in class and made sure she knew how to pronounce and translate them. She is making great strides with her ability to use the pronunciation rules and now apply them to words she has never before seen."