Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Review of the usages of y and en and order of pronouns; conjugation of y and en with the passe compose. Conjugation activities of irregular verbs in 5 verb tenses."
"The student and I reviewed the uses of y and en as well as the participles complements, objects, directs/indirects."
"We went through the readings practicing pronunciation (again improving a lot) and identifying some of the finer points of grammar."
"session : 7/14 Worked on reading, pronunciation, explaining words, verbs, and expressions and practiced using them."
"The student had an excellent lesson today- it is obvious that she is motivated to do well. We started out discussing the directions, and she remembered a lot of those. Next there were a few phrases that she wasn't sure about on the list that I had her review before our lesson, so we talked about those phrases and when it is appropriate to use them. She also had a chance to review the French phrase book I left her, and she said it was fun to see. Next, we went on to some travel words- airport, train, metro, etc. We specifically talked about how to use the Metro and how it works in general. We talked about money and how the ATM's will likely be good to go and she doesn't really need traveler's cheques. Next, we briefly discussed body parts, but the student remembers most of them because her French teacher made them do a song over and over with them. :) Back and stomach were really the only 2 new words for her. Next we discussed words dealing with buildings, specifically with a hotel. We discussed how to find good restaurants and whether the best place to ask would be at her hotel. We then discussed some types of shopping. The student plans to stay within the 1st arrondisement for most of her trip, so she will mostly see things by walking around. Our last vocab for the day was computer terms, which will be helpful if her computer recognizes that she is in France and switches to French formatting in email, etc. We finished the lesson by discussing a few different topics so that she gets more used to speaking and interacting in French. We discussed sports, for example. I suggested that she try to find songs by specific French singers, e.g. Edith Piaf and Carla Bruni, and that she look into some French movies. I plan to bring 2 with me to our next lesson so that she can try to watch them and get used to the pace of the French in them."
"Today we went over the Chapter 4 homework and also looked at some other websites that the student could use daily to improve his proficiency and as a refresher."
"We worked a little on dialogue, explained some grammar, and translated from the student's French Grammar book."
"During this first lesson, we reviewed orally the basics of French conversation to reactivate the student's notions of French: introduction, family, background, places, interests, tastes, activities, etc. I evaluated her conversational French level."
"We covered the "mode subjonctif" and practice conjugation using " subjonctif present, subjonctif imparfait, and subjonctif Plus-que parfait""
"Review of last session. Pronoms sujets and toniques. Hail Mary in French. Students are progressing quickly. Problems with pronunciation, will cover advanced pronunciation next time."
"We worked on reading comprehension--reading out loud and checking for understanding and word meaning. Also worked on conducting the lesson entirely in French."
"Worked on French pronunciation and reading with Student 1 for 0.45 hours. Also worked with Student 2 on a review of English class homework (vocabulary and reading comprehension) for 0.45 hours."