Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over two of his quizzes today. He got a 90 on his venir + de quiz, but had some difficulties with his vocabulary quiz. We spent the time making sure he understood what the sentences were saying and how he was graded. We went over test-taking strategies such as anticipating what kind of word is being asked of him (whether it's a noun, verb, or adjective) and he picked up the tips swimmingly. We spent the remainder of our time going over drills of adjectives, all three forms of verbs like aller and faire, as well as demonstrative, interrogative, and personal adjectives."
"We covered the student's homework and the vocabulary within the exercises. We will continue our work with remembering verb meanings. I left him with a list of useful vocabulary to memorize."
"The student had an assignment: to write out a conversation based on oral proficiency prompts. We worked on reviewing the vocabulary and structures she needed to do so, using the prompt questions as starting points. Specifically, we reviewed the use of the preposition 'chez' and the special forms that personal pronouns take when they appear after it, as well as the use and placement of the pronoun 'y'. At first, the student was tempted to give one - or two - word answers as opposed to using complete sentences, but with a little prompting, she soon began trying out more comprehensive responses."
"We worked on his final review. It consisted of a lot of fill in the blank with the best phrase/word. So after making sure he knew what all the phrases/words meant, I had him read the sentence in French, translate into English, and then figure out the best response."
"The student wrote a rough draft for his written portion of the final having to deal with the advantages and disadvantages of living either in the city or countryside. He used several verb tenses and expanded fictions that we've learned all semester long."
"I had a great first session with the student. We covered the simple present of the verb parler, alphabet letters, numbers from 1 to 10, and conversations. Next session will focus on verbs from the 2nd and 3rd group, auxiliaries, and etre and avoir. The student already has some good basics and great pronunciation, and she has a real interest in learning French."