Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight, the student and I focused on review for his French 3 final. He did a great job at working with the various verb tenses and conjugations. We finally received a review list of topics for his final and we were able to focus our review. He is a diligent student and works hard to do well. As he is new to the American school system this year, this is the first time that the student is facing academic "final" exams. He knows what he has to do, and I offered some suggestions on how he should prepare for his exams. I will meet with the student one more time before he takes his final."
"Today, we studied for the French quiz that the student will take tomorrow. We reviewed the past participle of different group of verbs such as rire (to laugh), apprendre (to learn), conduire (to drive) and so on. We conjugated the verbs in "passe compose" using the past participle and the auxiliary verbs. We also did a dictation in order to learn the spelling of these verbs and improve his listening skills. Then, we went on to do some reading and answered questions related to the text."
"The student and I reviewed adverbs and completed one of the speaking activities before tackling the adverb quiz. We wrote sentences about transportation and travel, and brainstormed for the project about Morocco."
"During this session, we discussed her workload overall. We made a homework plan as usual, and I specifically tailored it to be manageable with her current extracurricular commitments. She spent the rest of the session studying for her upcoming French test. She made flashcards for all of the vocabulary words, verb paradigms, and grammatical concepts for the test, and we discussed the concepts she wasn't 100% on."
"I helped the student review concepts from a quiz he took last week. He told me which concepts he'd been struggling with, and we addressed each one in turn. First, we reviewed the conditional tense emphasizing irregular verbs and their roots. We also briefly talked about constructing the future tense, which he felt a bit more comfortable with. Next, we talked about "qu'est-ce que" and "qu'est-ce qui" when forming interrogative sentences with people and things as subjects and direct objects. I created examples using a format his teacher uses to teach the concept, and the student felt much more comfortable with the material. Finally, we translated a passage from his textbook about Christmas traditions in France for a possible quiz."
"We drilled expressions of greetings, age, numbers, and responses. The student was introduced to and practiced the imperfect with several vocabulary words from unit 2. We also drilled interrogative words and asked questions using them. We will work on unit 3 next week."