Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is showing an amazing improvement in her grasp of new topics and command of French grammar. She shares that test taking is easier and has formed better test taking strategies. We have begun looking at direct and indirect object pronouns, leaving half of the session to get a head start in preparing for the assessment exam. I have asked her to prepare a set of new vocabulary words and French idioms relating to school, travel, family and hobbies, and we will use these to practice oral skills and conversation next time."
"We reviewed the student's homework, which included several exercises from lesson 7 (demonstrative pronouns and adjectives), covering concepts that will be on her upcoming progress test. We also talked about a study plan going forward and are planning on meeting twice more before her next test."
"The student began reading Le Petit Prince for class, and so we re-read and discussed chapters 1-4. We wrote down vocabulary words on the whiteboard and she was assigned to turn them into flash card by next week. We also discussed the different verb tenses in the book as they use past simple, future, past imperfect, past conditional, etc. Her understanding of the vocabulary was great. We also discussed the symbolism present in the book to deepen her understanding of the material."
"Today, we discussed having a conversation with someone you're meeting for the first time. The student needed help with having this conversation in French, so I helped him with it, encouraging him to try to frame the sentences himself. Whenever he didn't know a word, I would help him translate it. He was very happy to learn some conversational words in French."
"The student and I did more work on hypotheses today. She seemed more grounded during this lesson than the last, but we worked on some verb conjugations and vocabulary during the lesson as always. Our hope is that she will have the time to review basic verbs and vocabulary this week, among the other academic hurdles she is currently facing. One very important distinction is the difference between avoir and aller, which she tends to mix up. She did very well determining where to use conditional, imparfait, future simple, and present tense."
"On this session, we reviewed the student's French book to see what she was learning and how she felt about it. We spoke about what she was struggling with and the way she could do better. She told me she had problems memorizing what she had learned because her teacher didn't really explain when and why to use grammar forms. I discovered that she really likes sports and music so I made her speak about these subjects and I gave her as an assignment to write a song in French."