Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed all of unit 1 and we started unit 2: grammar, reading, conjugation, and exercises about verbs of the first verb group in ER regular. The student has homework for our next session, and needs to review all vocabulary and grammar."
"Today we started with a dictation exercise, working with the poem the student is going to translate (Le cancre by Jacques Prevert). Then, we continued with a review of the 10 target verbs from last year. Today we worked with dire, pouvoir, and vouloir in three tenses: present, passe compose, and imperfect."
"For this session, we covered our French conversational skills again. The girls appear to be more confident and will ask me the questions in French like "how are you" and are quicker to respond. We then had a race as to who could say the alphabet in French the fastest to try and make it more interesting for them; we then did the same with numbers from 1-20. Following that, I taught them numbers 21-25 which we then reviewed. They then completed a matching activity of what they learned last time, how to say "I like" with several vocabulary words in French. I then taught them how to say sentences in the negative form, by learning "I do not like" in French. They named some objects or activities in English that they did not like, and they learned the vocabulary for those words in French."
"For our initial meeting, the student and I reviewed previously covered material and identified a plan of action to ensure his success for the remainder of the semester. We covered some pronunciation strategies for '-ou', '-ai', '-er' sounds, as well as the 'to be' present verb form. We went over one homework assignment in which he read and then translated broken down French sentences. We discussed strategies to increase his exposure to written and spoken French, such as adding French to his daily scheduler and calendar, displaying French numbers and French words around his apartment, listening to French music while studying, and watching French movies. We also registered him for a free account on a French language app so he can add five minutes of language drill practice daily to help him pick up vocabulary, spoken, listening, and comprehension skills in an informal setting. Moving forward, we will review upcoming material as well as practice speaking, and address any specific areas of concern as they arise. I will be looking for additional French music and movies to recommend to him so he can remain engaged in the acquisition of his third language, and rediscover the joy of that acquisition!"
"The student practices translating long and complex sentences. He is doing great. He already knows present, simple past, and idiomatic future in all three types of verbs in French"
"We worked on repetition and forming sentences. The student remembered the numbers and greetings that we covered last week, so I decided to use the same methods. We learned 5 new animal related vocabulary words. She was very excited to start our session; she also loves to spell the vocabulary words."