Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent the first few minutes working on reviewing the poem the student is translating ("Betes" by Pierre Reverdy). Then we did some exercises to review the future tense. He also has a homework assignment to write a story using the future tense in all ten target verbs. I also suggested the student review the future endings and the stems of our ten target verbs, because next time we are going to start the conditional tense."
"We covered much of the vocabulary pertaining to houses and homes (rooms, items in those rooms). We continued working on realistic dialogues that she can use to get ready for conversations. In so doing, we started working on the future tense after having covered the indicative present and passe compose. The student is extremely good with pronunciation and is getting really close to getting the [R] sound right 100 percent of the time. She said she really enjoyed the session. I did too, and I look forward to the next one."
"The student's quiz was postponed so I created exercises to help her practice the vocabulary she was having difficulty with, especially questions she could not answer in complete sentences. She had some improvement during the session. However, the student told me she was sure she would do fine on her quiz. I left her with some study guides to practice before her quiz on Monday."
"We learned how to identify singular and plural objects in our surroundings and introduce ourselves. In particular, we focused on communicating using il y a, c'est and ces sont, and definite and indefinite articles. We also quickly looked at the verb etre and how to conjugate it so that we can use it next time."
"The student worked on two assignments. One concerned sending text messages to someone who had question about sports at his school. He demonstrated good command of vocabulary here. The second assignment was a short essay about his teacher's summer vacation. He once again showed he was familiar with some of the vocabulary, but he struggled a bit with his grammar. I'd like to work with him on making sure these mistakes don't occur in class."
"Today's lesson with this student went well. We spent a lot of time playing with her pretend cooking set, identifying foods and hosting a meal for her stuffed animals. We talked about some foods that are the same or different. Our interaction has become far more Francophone. She is beginning to use the French for "look/ watch" in getting the attention of adults. She is also doing well talking about clothing in French, and readily identifies pants, t-shirts, and hats."