Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We review for 30 minutes the following topics for his monthly assessment: last week's sentences on winter and the months of the year. The student scored a 98% on a 20 minute assessment."
"We completed a visual diagram exercise that asked the students to label each building after following directional clues. He had completed it earlier in class, and we checked his answers together. Then we worked on speaking and pronunciation exercises using the textbook website. I asked him to focus on unit two lesson to a liaisons, which teach you how to link certain letters together from the last letter of the previous word to the first letter of the second word. There are certain rules associated with these liaisons that need to be followed. The student's listening comprehension skills are still developing. Some basic greetings such as "how are you" are still challenging for him to understand and respond to. That is why I think it's important for him to review the video links that I sent a few weeks ago. I made sure to ask him to read the workbook sentences out loud, and I corrected his pronunciation with each repetition. I pronounced each sentence for him multiple times. Sometimes he reverts back to his incorrect pronunciation habits. I think it's a matter of listening to the website pronunciations more frequently, and he should be able to train his ear to hear and say the correct pronunciation."
"Tonight I helped the student review an exam in his French 1 class. The student is quick to understand key concepts, and he only made a number of small grammatical mistakes. We reviewed in detail key concepts associated with the mistakes he made. I will also be emailing a brief review sheet that I typed up which summarizes core concepts we discussed from the session. After reviewing the exam, we went over culture readings from his textbook. The student's dad was worried that he does not do as well on the cultural assessments in class. I suggested that the best way to absorb the material is to read and reread the passages. The book also gives questions over the readings that he can answer for practice. I will work with him next weekend and follow up on anything that he needs help with from the next week."
"We talked about numerous topics but focused on numbers and letters. She is very nice and playful and I'm quite happy to be her tutor, look forward to the next tutoring meet up."
"Today the student was presented with a review that the tutor prepared which highlighted the use and conjugation of a short list of regular er verbs. The student did extremely well on these exercises and has clearly worked on his conjugation skills for er regular verbs, but he was unsure of question forms so the tutor helped him with that as well. The tutor later introduced the student to adverbs of frequency and vocabulary relating to time, places, and adverbs. The list of new words also included the days of the week and other such practical vocabulary. Additionally, the student was introduced to ways in which he could start to articulate his schedule, i.e. "this week", "next week". The tutor will soon move on to "re" verbs."
"Please finish all of the exercises from Lesson 1 Bonjour! Starting with Ex.20 Ouvrez vos livres through 30 for review. Learn the new vocabulary from lesson 2 Me Voici! Watch all of the videos pertaining to this chapter and make sure you listen and repeat all of the difficult to pronounce words."