Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we reviewed previously learned vocabulary about various activities in French such as doing different sports, etc. We started off with a brief discussion and then had a quick matching quiz between French words and their English meanings. The girls did very well with the pronunciation. We then continued by learning new phrases, practicing the spelling and pronunciation, and we finished off with a fun way to practice by playing Pictionary."
"During today's session we worked on Lessons 1A et 1B from the student's online handbook. We reviewed the vocabulary from these lessons and used real-life examples to practice. She is struggling to keep focused and it causes her to sometimes forget what she has learned. However, she has started writing down all of the terms she has trouble remembering. Writing and reviewing her notes will help her to remember. We will continue to work on this next session."
"For our first session, the student and I became acquainted with each other, and discussed the details of the French class she is taking. We also discussed strategies for how we want to move forward in our lessons together, and went through her class assignment."
"For this session, I created a one-page worksheet for the students. The worksheet introduced some new vocabulary and allowed them to solidify some of the phrases and structures that they've been practicing. Review of the worksheet took up most of the session. We spent the last 10 minutes or so playing the phonics game for listening, pronunciation, and spelling practice."
"Having been introduced to the passe compose and understanding its construction well, the student was introduced to the concept of the imperfect, or "imparfait" tense. We discussed scenarios in which the tense is used and compared the implications of a verb in past tense as opposed to a verb in imparfait. He then learned how to construct the tense, practiced exercises, and was given online resources."
"I began the session reviewing the paragraph I assigned for homework, which incorporated the use of both "avoir" and "etre" in the past tense. The student did not make one single mistake, and I am so pleased to see her wonderful progress! I then reviewed how to form a negative sentence and also how to ask questions in French. She struggled with this, but I explained that this was a new concept for her, and I was confident she would understand before she retakes the final. By the end of the session, I believe she got it. I assigned another paragraph for homework, incorporating what she learned today. She is very bright and always so polite and a pleasure to work with."