Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the present subjunctive tense, it's conjugation, and when to use it. We also worked on his oral presentation for his final exam, focusing on his pronunciation. The student had a very positive attitude towards the material and seemed to grasp the subjunctive fairly well."
"Today we went over conjugating words in the preterite (past), imperfect, and irregular words. The student was able to conjugate the words in these tenses. She mentioned that she would like more practice with the preterite versus the imperfect. She continues to like the PowerPoints, and these will be emailed to her to review on her own time. She was given homework to do until our next session. It was also suggested for her to read everyday to build her vocabulary."
"We worked on past tense of ser and ir, as well as past tense in general. Also, I introduced the future tense. In the process, the student completed several worksheets."
"The student learned about conjugating er verbs and learned a new verb: parler. We will practice using parler and names of languages next week. The student and I practiced describing objects, including size and color."
"I quickly assessed the student's level and needs. We began working on spoken French, focusing on asking and answering the questions: est-ce que and qu'est-ce que. We introduced and learned how to identify a few masculine objects and described their colors. I asked the student to repeat what we did several times daily until our next session, as the method requires continuous repetition for best results. The student would like to meet weekly online."
"Today we reviewed descriptions of people, adding a bit more vocabulary, and working on building longer descriptions. The student described several different people, getting feedback after each one, and each time he had fewer mistakes and was able to speak faster and with more confidence than the time before. For next time, he should just review the vocabulary we've been using, and especially review the verbs etre, avoir, and aimer, as we're using those a lot. If he can get faster at conjugating those, it will go a long way towards helping him speak faster and think more in French. I noticed this week that he was able to understand what I said in French a lot more easily than in previous weeks, so I can definitely see him becoming more comfortable with the language and building his vocabulary."