Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through the information his French teacher sent to me. We went through verbs like savoir, all three forms of bon, mauvais, and bien, and we also went through time expressions. He did an excellent job at conjugating savoir in all three forms. Since he was familiar with bon mauvais and bien, going through their forms was very smooth. He had a few sentence examples of depuis, il y a, and pendant. With depuis, we talked about when it's appropriate to translate it as "for" or "since," and he did a good job with the pendant example."
"We prepared for the student's writing final tomorrow and continued reviewing for his final next week by completing his review packet. We focused on vocabulary, reflexive/reciprocal constructions in the present and preterit tenses. His verb conjugations are getting much better!"
"Today we did a review on cardinal numbers and their pronunciation and writing. We learned new vocabulary words and arts. The student practiced audio, video, and placed the sentences in order. He is doing well over all, so we will continue our work on pronunciation. Homework includes reading chapter one of the book, and continue working on the cardinal numbers"
"We prepared for her first test, reviewing passe compose vs. imparfait, household vocabulary and expressions, and practiced for her short essay question. The student was well-prepared as usual. She is doing very well this year, so she and her mom have requested that we only meet when she feels that she needs extra help or in prep for a test."
"We started by having a basic introductory conversation in French so I could see what the student knew; I kept a list of all the words/ terms/ concepts he knew, hadn't learned, and had learned but forgotten. Once I had made a list of about 30 words/terms/concepts, we went back and worked with the ones he had learned but forgotten, and made notecards about them. (I will use the same notes system each time I work with him, marking things he knows, didn't learn, and learned but forgot with different symbols) (We will make notecards each time for things he's learned but forgotten and for new words, but only ones from the unit he's currently working on, I don't want to flood him with new words). We spent the last 20 minutes reviewing vocab from the unit he's currently working on."
"Concepts covered include auxiliary verbs for the passe compose (etre and avoir). I taught the student the proper use and conjugations for passe compose. She was assigned an exercise to memorize past participles of irregular verbs. She continues to make progress with speaking and listening."