Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For the beginning of the session, we had a conversation in French discussing what we did for the past couple of weeks along with our plans for the weekend. We then discussed currents events in the news for a short period of time. To continue the previous lesson learned, we completed three activities to practice C'est vs. Il est in French. For the first one, I gave the student a subject to describe using either c'est or il est, and I drew what she described. We then practiced c'est/il est phrases using a true/false exercise and finished by having a practice conversation in an imaginary French bakery. It was a great session, and she did very well with c'est vs. il est!"
"For today's lesson, the student and I continued working through her workbook, reviewing last week's vocabulary, as well as progressing more into the concept of conjugation. She has a very natural ability with the language, and her background in Latin is proving very useful!"
"I had assigned the students exercises on ce/cet/cette/ces as well as quel/quelle/quels/quelles. They did them mostly going by the book, without my prior explanation--just to have them develop an understanding independently. Then we went over any difficulties they encountered. After review, we began a section on vocabulary involving food, using some exercises from the textbook. I assigned them some book exercises in addition to a writing exercise asking them to state the foods they have in their refrigerator, and included three new food vocabulary words."
"I met with the student for the first time and conducted a quick informal evaluation of her current situation as it relates to her level, progress and challenges in learning French. The student, having been exposed to the language from a young age, shows a good aptitude for the language and an intermediate proficiency. She has good instincts, but lacks solid grammar and phrasing techniques. I assisted her with her writing assignments, helping her correct her own grammar, and will help her get started on a review of basics, which she says she needs help on and which would be beneficial."
"I quizzed the student about previously taught grammar material as well as vocabulary pertaining to jobs. We did a comprehensive review of all material tackled during these classes, and quizzed the student on each unit individually. We had a lengthy, comprehensive dialogue incorporating all the units in order for the student to connect her thoughts and knowledge on each unit."
"I taught the student clothing vocabulary today. We made flashcards together, using images I printed out. We then played paper doll and dressed the doll in various outfits. She then described the dolls outfit using her new clothing vocabulary and her color vocabulary. Her pronunciation continues to improve with each session. She is beginning to recognize what certain letters will sound like in different phonetic environments."