Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started the session with a review of using pronouns in the imperative form, which has a lot of rules. Then we spent the rest of the time playing a review game. We went around a game board and depending on the color we landed on, that was the type of problem we worked on. Each color represented a different grammar structure we've learned, so this gave us more general way to review everything we've done so far."
"We revised the past tenses...he is getting better. We spent the entire session working on the futur simple, using a short animation, flashcards, a text, and application exercises. He is understanding more. He has 3 small assignments to complete. We will work on the conditional next Thursday."
"The student and I covered pronominal verbs and went over her homework on creating negative sentences based on positive ones. This introductory session was more about getting to know her and her goals for tutoring."
"We went through the assignment I had given him the week before on reflexive verbs. It went over translating and writing. I gave him a new assignment on the passe compose."
"We made flashcards and the student memorized them, which she is very good at. She did her homework and we reviewed the grammar that she had been working on in class. She has been improving very much lately which is amazing. She seems to be working very hard outside and putting in a lot of effort; I am very proud."
"The student and I went over the present tense of -ER and -IR verbs, possessive pronouns, days of the week, months, and sentence construction. He was excellent at the -ER verbs and greatly improved on -IR verbs. I introduced to him the box method, which seemed to help the most when tackling the possessive pronouns, the "hot-dog" vocabulary method, the mnemonic device CAREFUL, and several verb conjugation tricks such as pointing out that the "tu" form of every verb will end in an "s." The student did a great job at finding connections between forms, and he used his past knowledge to his advantage. For example, he pointed out that English gets the word "finish" from the French word "finir." We touched on demonstrative pronouns, and we'll be going over interrogative pronouns as well as several things from his review packet in our next session. I'm confident he will do well; he's picked up the material with ease, and he's shown to be a determined student."
"Reviewed affirmative and negative imperative verbal mode, including placement of my reflexive pronouns. Concluded with an oral review of medically related vocabulary."
"We did more work on the passe compose and on travel terms, differentiating between the passe compose, and the imperfect."
"We reviewed and practiced intensely irregular verbs in the preterite; efforts in spelling and pronunciation."