Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We made flashcards and memorized them, which the student is very good at. She did her homework and reviewed the grammar that she had been working on in class. She has been improving very much lately which is amazing. She seems to be working very hard outside and putting in a lot of effort, I am very proud."
"The student and I went over a review of irregular and regular verb conjugations in the present and past tenses. I was glad to see him use the box method without instruction, and he did well with the participle's forms. We also went over some tricks to help with conjugating such as starting with the root, the tu-form usually ends with "s," there's always an "i" in the irregular je-forms, some verbs follow a "boot" pattern, and all irregular Ils/Elles-forms end in "ont." We also went over le future proche, "CaReFuL," vocabulary tips, and we practiced with expressions with Avoir. From his initial attempts at the above, I saw a massive improvement when it came time to review what we've learned during our session."
"The student and I worked on French past tense. We covered the formation and use of the 'avoir' and 'etre' verbs but focused primarily on the 'etre' verbs in the exercises. We also reviewed French culture and what the French celebrate in November, and we read and answered questions about a dialogue in French about taking vacations."
"He has an exam tomorrow that would be on the imperfect tense. So I had him describe the general rule to conjugating verbs in the imperfect tense. Then I asked him when to use the imperfect vs. the past tense. I spent a good deal of time going over when you would use one vs. the other. Then I gave him a bunch of problems to do that mostly consisted of writing complete phrases using the imperfect."
"The session covered more practice with irregular verb conjugations (in this case related to the theme of money being studied by the student's class currently) as well as further usage of direct object pronouns and the gender/number agreement that past participles assigned to them require. The mother's personal assistant reported to me that the student's grade in French is improving via email before the session began. His mother and I had a short conversation to emphasize areas where his teacher and I both felt that he needed more focus, namely his usage of grammar and conjugation of verbs. I recommended that he practice conjugation of irregular verbs post-session to continue to improve ease of use in conversation and composition."
"On this session, we reviewed an assignment that she had to make using the conditionnel, the subjonctive and vocabulary from her book. I explained to her where were the mistakes she was making, while at the same time making her find them and correct them. I could evaluate her level making her speak and see on what we have to focus to improve her grades. I recommended her some books and activities she can do daily to improve her French (like watch films in French with French subtitles. I will give her assignments for the next session by sending her an email tomorrow."