Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Excellent last session for the student. I had an article with questions prepared beforehand. He read and wrote his answers down just like he would for the exam. It took about half an hour. We went over his answers. Then we read another article and did the exact same thing. By the end of our session, he felt very confident about his French abilities. I did too! Good Luck on the Exam!"
"We practiced vocabulary and did a simulated grocery shopping trip. We also worked on quantities and units of measure."
"We reviewed the results and made corrections to the student's Unit 5 test; and then reviewed the vocabulary list for her upcoming Unit 6 quiz."
"We reviewed greetings and basic vocabulary words used to greet someone, ask a question, or tell someone your name. We also started working on numbers, and spent a lot of time on pronunciation. We reviewed the sounds the alphabet letters make, and also worked a little on phonics (e.g., "i", "y", and "ie" all make the sound "ee" as in "eek, there's a mouse!"). The student has some videos she is watching to help her practice pronunciation and vocabulary during the week."
"We reviewed our past sessions' items. We worked with the different verbs, vocabulary, adjectives and etymological reasoning. We also covered numbers from 1 to 1,000,000."
"I covered French grammar with the youngest student and property law and French grammar with the eldest student."
"We worked on his homework. This included a vocabulary worksheet for the class book, which he was able to finish easily. We also studied for his upcoming French test on jobs and occupations. He is still having quite a bit of difficulty with French spelling and pronunciation. I encouraged him to continue studying after I left so he would be more prepared."
"We worked on homework for French class, did vocabulary quizzes, and worked on reading aloud for pronunciation."
"The student's class has just started a grammar unit on direct and indirect object pronouns. We worked on the distinction between subjects, direct objects, and indirect objects as a concept in English first and moved on from there to recognizing which portions of a French sentence correspond to each of those grammatical roles in an equivalent English sentence. She became much more confident and engaged as we worked and was excited to "get it", as she put it. After working on the pronouns that would replace different types of objects, we turned our focus to the order in which they must appear in a French sentence, which has much stricter rules for pronoun order and placement than English does."
"Reviewed masculine and feminine of singular adjectives and professions. Learned masculine and feminine plural adjectives and professions. Covered all forms of "etre.""
"The student has completed his retakes of both the chapter 2 test and the chapter 3 formative assessments. They have now started on chapter 4 on triangles and similarity. He showed me his classwork packet and I was assured that he is understanding the concepts in the initial lessons. We devoted most of our time to French. His assignment was to put several statements in the negative using 'ne...pas'. He also needed to read and interpret several paragraphs for an adult. We did this together and I worked with him on his pronunciation of several words."
"We covered regular "IR" verbs and following irregular verbs: sortir, partir, dormir, mettre, and ouvrir. We finished with the present tense and will begin passe compose next session."