Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered verb conjugations of -er, -ir, and -re verbs that the student had learned during the week. She had a test on Monday, so there was not a lot of new material. We also reviewed numbers, and the vocab/simple phrases sheet that she was given by her teacher. We talked about ways to best study the vocabulary, namely using flashcards and repetition."
"Our first meeting went well. He took French last year, but French is not offered at his current school. I started with short introduction sentences; he understood the words within each sentence but not always the sentence. I found out in the middle of the session that he was expecting more of a vocabulary approach based on flash cards, and this is indeed what we will do next time. We will focus on a theme, learn the words, and create sentences around these words. His accent is very good, and he is motivated."
"Both students are excellent students and eager to learn French. After just two lessons, they're able to ask and answer several questions in French, using full sentences and a large vocabulary."
"During today's session with the student, we worked on vocabulary review for his final. It was a good opportunity to also emphasize pronunciation. I recommended he continue reviewing his vocabulary using flashcards to help him memorize the words."
"For the start of the session, I had them each draw either a whole house, a room of the house, or one of the household items we learned. We then guessed what each item was together, and labeled them in French to practice. We then finished up household items by studying vocabulary for the bedroom and bathroom. They provided a list of English words, I gave them the French translation, and we practiced pronunciation together. They were very good at the pronunciation and were very focused! Great session!"
"I was proud of how much work the students got done today. They were doing a very good job of listening, and I could tell that they were paying attention more than they normally do, and were interested in what we were working on. We started out with synonyms, and then did some more masculine/ feminine games, and finally, talked briefly about how to answer questions."