Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on studying for the student's French history exam. She had an answer for anything I asked. She may not be able to specifically state what happened in an exact year, but she knows around when things happened. I think this will work fine for her final. She has the necessary tools to study, and I'm sending her a succinct list of dates to memorize. She should be fine! It's been really fun working with her. She's a smart girl who works hard for her grade. She's going to do really well."
"We spent a lot of time reviewing the passe compose, which auxiliary verb to use, and the irregular verbs' past participles, and then I explained why all of that will be important with the past subjunctive that the student will be learning next."
"Today was exceptionally exciting because the teacher has finally provided work from class that we were able to go over. The worksheet will be graded by next time we meet, so we will be able to review. Also, I am very happy to hear that the student's grade has improved to a B in the class! She also told me that she scored a 100 percent on her last open book quiz! Her homework assignment reflected the same improvement. Out of twelve questions that she had to form with specific vocabulary, only two needed slight correction. She has informed me of a few more areas that she needs to learn, like being able to count past twenty. I will gladly create number lesson plans and add them to our study guides. For our next session, we will correct her homework from last time, review her current homework that I assigned, and continue to review previous chapters."
"The student finished Project 3 tonight. We worked on the present participle and wrote a dialogue using vocabulary and grammar from Unit 4. We also set up a plan to meet 2x per week for the next 3 weeks in order to work through lessons 7/8/9 in Unit 4 ahead of Progress Test 3. She will have to complete around 16 exercises (half a lesson) before each meeting."
"We covered irregular present tense verb conjugations. The student initially had trouble remembering some of the irregular forms, but she showed great progress toward the end of the session. The student was generally enthusiastic and seemed comfortable with the material. We did many verb conjugation drills that helped a lot with her skills in conjugating irregular verbs in the present tense."
"The student and I got to know each other a bit, and then we went through her French 3 materials and reviewed what she had learned so far, what concepts she was comfortable with, and what she needed help on. Then, we spent most of the session in French conversation. As we went along, we paused to analyze unfamiliar words, phrases, and verb tenses, using her questions as an opportunity to best define her needs and the best strategy to help her learn. She does well enough in single-subject quizzes, homework, and activities in class; her weakest area is the pressure of a large test and the anxiety that comes from conversation with another French speaker. She knows and understands the material, but she has difficulty with recall; I believe this is due more to pressure and nerves than lack of effort. We will work together on getting her naturalized to the pressures of conversation and comfortable enough to do well on her final exam."