Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student didn't have any French homework today so we did a big review of how to use pronouns in the imperative form. Then we practiced passe compose with some fill in the blank grammar worksheets. Finally, I had her correct a paragraph I wrote with errors in adjective agreement, passe compose, and the future tense. We went through each sentence one at time until we found all the errors."
"He is improving on the past tenses. He did all his assignments with a few errors. The student began the book Simple Future, and he followed along well and understood. It is a difficult tense so we will take our time to continue this next week plus what is on his teacher's lesson plans."
"We finished the summer review packet, going over the Imparfait and the Passe Compose in both their standard and reflexive forms. Remaining hours will be used for test-prep throughout the year."
"First, I congratulated her on making a perfect 100% on her possessive adjectives quiz, as well as making an A on her family speaking quiz! Today we prepared for her upcoming quiz over prepositions, where she will have to talk about where places are located in a city. I taught her a song with hand motions to help her remember the prepositions. We also did speaking activities using complete sentences, where she had to say where objects were in a room using prepositions. She did very well with this task!"
"Went over the lesson on direct and indirect object pronouns. Practiced with sentences while reviewing more fundamental concepts of parts of speech, verbs, and syntax."
"The student and I covered some basic verb and preposition combinations. I helped him translate sentences from French to English. We talked about the weather in French, and I reviewed his homework."
"After connecting with his teacher and mother, I had a copy of the review sheet for his exam. I asked him questions on where one would buy various food products. I taught him the pronoun en, which was on the review sheet. We did a lot of questions where he had to say/write the phrase using the pronoun or respond to the question using it. We went through some of the questions in this packet and then I briefly tried to explain how to use direct pronouns as it was briefly mentioned."
"The student and I reviewed direct and indirect object pronouns and how to implement them in place of nouns. We listened to oral context quizzes and filled in the blanks accordingly."
"We went over some of her flashcards that had been made prior to the session and the student had memorized them all perfectly! She has a quiz on Friday so we then went through her book and made flashcards for all the words that could potentially end up on the quiz. We then spent a good portion of the session memorizing these new words. By the end of the session she had them all memorized! We also had time to have some short conversations in French."
"We learned the adverbs of possession and the correspondents words to describe quantities and price 'combien de' and 'combien coute'."
"Study Skills: At the outset we spent some time going over the new school planner. We reviewed the assignments and deadlines he has already put into the planner and discussed how he could use the planner to track his work/progress on long term assignments. French: He had an upcoming French exam, and we spent the rest of the time we had together studying for this quiz. We spent some of our time together correcting several flashcards. Once they were corrected, we worked through the flashcards a few times, then I quizzed him in English, asking him to produce the French correlate as this is more challenging. He showed marked improvement after just a few passes through the material. His recall and comprehension are responding nicely to his efforts. When we finished, we made a study plan for him to continue preparing for his quiz. His pronunciation is still challenged, primarily because he does not have a solid base of phonetics. I will bring a phonetics chart with me to his next session, and we will start incorporating more work on his pronunciation."
"Today we brainstormed for a 10 sentence monologue for his oral tomorrow, discussing what he enjoys doing during the weekend now (using the present tense) compared to what he used to like doing (using the imparfait)."