Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, we focused primarily on indirect pronouns. The student's comprehension is terrific, and she is readily demonstrating that she grasps the difficult concepts. She has an exam this evening, so we will evaluate her score next session. Her pronunciation continues to improve and is excellent."
"Today, the student and I first worked on the French perfect, with which she did very well. I had her conjugate a few verbs with it, and then create 10 of her own sentences using it. I am impressed with her work, especially for being put on the spot and having to make her own sentences! Second, we worked on the imparfait vs. passe compose. I had her do two different exercises where she had to use both past tenses in the sentences, she did very well! She said that she felt like she better understood when to use which tense, which is great. Her final is coming up, so we have one more session to go over these topics before then."
"We reviewed for a quiz the student will have tomorrow about the verb "faire" and expressions with this verb. We already reviewed this worksheets last week, but she still had some problems memorizing the vocabulary. We started over by conjugating the verb "faire," and after that, I gave her some sentences in English she had to translate to French. We also reviewed the grammar structure "aller + faire" to express the near future. She did a great job, so if she reviews the vocabulary by herself, she should get an excellent grade on her quiz."
"We reviewed the conjugation of "avoir" in the present tense and employed it in some sentences. We reviewed basic vocabulary such as "bonjour," "merci," and "au revoir." I gave her some words to review for Thursday. Since she is doing better with the verbs and conjugation now, I want to focus on vocabulary."
"We reviewed the French vowel sounds and progressed in the pronunciation book to cover the sounds for 'ch," "ou," "on," and "oi" and then applied these to the student's current vocabulary list. We practiced repeating phrases as she hears them vs reading them on paper. Fluidity remains a challenge we will continue to address."
"We spent the session answering questions related to a reading about youth shopping habits and the marketing approaches that try to take advantage of those habits. At the end of the session, we talked about overall career perspectives and touched on how French might fit into that situation."