Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started by reviewing the material that she just learned in class. I had her do a warm-up activity by talking about herself and where she is from. The verb that she learned is the equivalent of "to come from" in English. We completed several speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities, and I am confident that she knows the information."
"The last French session was done today with this student. This session was productive, as he was allowed to speak about his everyday activities in French and in doing so, he was guided by me. We spoke about family, work, and school. He did really well and has shown improvement in his French expression."
"We went over the student's presentation for tomorrow. We also went over helpful hints for her workbook assignment she was having difficulty with. In regards to the presentation, the only difficulty was with pronunciation, specifically the "e" sound in French. I told her to go over the sound in her head multiple times before reading the script. She wrote out the script to her presentation. She was very receptive and asked for feedback constantly."
"The student and I reviewed what we have covered in the past few sessions. We also discussed some new material, like indefinite and definite articles and discussing the weather. We talked about how to ask questions using the qu'est-ce que/est-ce que format and used these terms to have a conversation about each other's weekends. We also went over conjugating etre and avoir."
"With Student A we continued practicing asking questions. It was still somewhat difficult to switch between different verbs: like, want, and would like. We will continue to work on this. We'll read one more dialogue and answer questions about it next time, then we'll move on to some new material. With Student B, we continued working with reflexive verbs and had a conversation about our daily routines."
"The student received her end-of-quarter grade, which was a 92 to 93%. She has significantly raised her grade in French! She is currently working on a unit about music, which she's really interested in. We reviewed some of the unit's vocabulary, but I found that she already knew most of it. We discussed popular French singers that she likes, reviewed the lyrics to the song 'Papaoutai' by Stromae, and watched the music video for the song. She really enjoys listening to French music. We reviewed the verb jouer, to play, in regards to playing musical instruments. She identified that the verb is a regular -er verb and conjugated the verb accordingly. We discussed how the verb jouer takes the preposition 'de' when talking about playing an instrument, and how the preposition 'de' changes depending on the gender of the noun (the musical instrument. We practiced this in several written examples right before the session ended."