Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began our time looking over her latest quiz (she did well!) and discussing what is coming up between now and the break. We did some reviewing of concepts covered on her latest quiz to reinforce the grammar and vocabulary, and we also reviewed the actual quiz, making sure she understood where her errors were and how to correct them. We spent the remaining time working on the vocabulary and grammar currently being covered in class. I feel she has a solid grasp of all new vocabulary, and we will continue to work on the conversational phrases from this portion of the chapter."
"The student and I had a productive session. We reviewed our regular verb conjugations and formations quickly. Next, we began discussing irregular verb formation and tricks of the trade as to how we can learn and recall them better. We opened our irregular verb discussion by recapping the "Big Four" irregular verbs: avoir, aller, etre, and faire. We conjugated each one and began practicing our pronunciation. We'll continue exploring the wide world of irregular verbs and continue to get ahead!"
"The student and I honed our skills with possessive adjectives and integrated them into a lesson about the futur proche. She wrote out a short explanation of what the futur proche's function is and how it must be used. We then wrote a series of sentences in that tense, and ended our lesson with important expressions to memorize. Next class, we should review all that we have been learning."
"The student and I worked on his next presentation "Voyage du reve." I helped him with his presentation portion. We quickly went over interrogative adjectives."
"The student and I, for this session, did not cover French. Instead, we prepared for her chemistry test on nomenclature. We learned about acid nomenclature (both binary and tertiary), anion and cation mono- and polyatomic nomenclature, and we learned about ionic and covalent bonds. We did memory exercises as well as sample problems. We also learned how to balance both kinds of bonds and how to know the ionic charge and valence using the periodic table."
"The student did well in purchasing a book in French to read during the break. I think it would also be good for us to read passages together on occasion during the upcoming semester. This session we worked on translating a passage from the book. The student did very well and adapted translation strategies quickly. She is very good at guess work and working towards final meaning at the sentence level. She is diligent about looking up new vocabulary words as well. She has agreed to listen to an audiobook in French over the break, which will help with moving towards immersion."