Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent this session studying for the student's French culture exam. We pulled out the main points so the student can be prepared for those types of questions. I reviewed her compositions, and there were few errors, none of them major. I know she's going to do well on the exam. She knows it; she just needs to take her time to think the questions through before she responds."
"Today the student and I reviewed his vocabulary, checking on his spelling and use of phrasal expressions. We also took a bit of a break with a listening exercise in the form of a French song, 'Ton meilleur ami.' It actually got him using his pronouns quite a bit, because they're heavily used in the song. This is good, since pronouns are on the final exam! Also, he seemed to enjoy it, which is good. I feel like we've been relentlessly drilling final material for a few weeks now. Next up: practice final exams until the final exam!"
"Today, the student and I talked about negation: ne+pas, ne+rien, ne+jamais, and ne+personne. We specifically covered ne+rien/personne as objects. We spent quite a bit of time on determining sentence types. We also refreshed a bit on "en," as it was in one of the questions on the student's exercise sheet. She may be the fastest learner I've ever worked with, and she shows a high level of motivation. I have no doubt she will continue to review these concepts before next week."
"We reviewed subjunctive tense and relative clauses. The student does well with the concepts, so we practiced unique cases where the grammar gets complex and tricky. We will need to continue practicing the subjunctive tense conjugation, and she needs to use her flashcards to review subjunctive roots at least once a week. She has an exam this week on relative causes, which we will review together to make sure she fully understands the grammar rules behind this subject."
"The student has a vocabulary quiz tomorrow, so we worked on understanding the terms. We then applied the terms to practice sentences to see how they work in context. She is doing well in French; she got a 100 on her last grammar quiz and did well on the test too."
"During this session we started with the previous presentation that I had made. We went over the exercises and she answered all of them correctly! The second PowerPoint that I created extended the exercises to more phrasing of interrogative statements. The student really enjoys these presentations and I will continue to make more supplemental learning tools. Currently I will also be going over previous chapters from the start of the semester to prepare her for the final. Her response to the work we have been doing is that the grammar is becoming a lot less confusing."