Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I think the student will be fine in this class. He asked me about being present during his quizzes. I have no problem with that. Seeing as they are online quizzes, they have access to their materials and sources so I can act like one of those. However, as I explained to the student, I will not tell him the answer or if he is right or wrong on the questions, that is up to him to determine. I gave him a few problems to do for practice. It is important in Physics to really understand the basics well. If he practices the beginning basic material now a lot, it will mean less work later on in the course."
"The student needed a review of direct and indirect object pronouns, so I gave her a lesson and quizzed her after. Towards the end, we worked on the agreement of the past participle with direct object pronoun that comes before it."
"Today, we corrected the student's final full-length practice test. We will be meeting on Friday (this session took place on Tuesday) and I have asked her to complete and time at least one more section of both CR and Math. The math and reading problems that we worked through during this session went very well!"
"We went over some of her homework on quadratics, then we went over the questions she got incorrect on her last practice ACT. She needs to memorize her formulas and use eliminating answers to her benefit."
"The student has a test on Tuesday on the trig topics they've learned thus far. We spent the full time working through a review packet."
"We started the session by looking at the first four lines of the poem we are translating. We talked about unfamiliar words and unusual uses of familiar words. The student will keep going with the next four lines. Then I introduced the future tense of "etre" and we did some practice drills with it. We compared "etre" in the future tense with the other three tenses that he has learned: present, imperfect, and passe compose."
"We studied the following verbs: manger, venir, aller, parler, avoir, savoir. The difference between a "you" formal, informal, and plural. He's already making long sentences of higher complexity. He's enjoying the class."
"Tonight we worked on a class project that is due this week. Specifically we went over all accents and vocabulary to ensure that they were used correctly. We also went ahead and read through a future lesson plan so that she will be prepared."
"We did a lot of verb work today! We went over all the verb tenses, and I provided practice paragraphs for the student to identify the tenses. This is exactly like the exercises his teacher is doing in class, so we tried to simulate that. Today was a major practice day. The student just needs to briefly go over the subjunctive conjugations and the constructions for the harder verb tenses (like plusque parfait). Overall though, I think this helped in solidifying the info that his class is currently covering."
"The student was preparing for an oral presentation about Reims, France. She spent the first part of the session collecting information for the presentation, while I wrote up a grammar reference document about pronouns for her. Then we went through her English notes, translating them and clarifying them for her presentation. We talked about what points to emphasize in the context of the presentation."
"Student was very cooperative today. We started with a card game he loved, and reviewed family member names this way. Afterwards we worked on some activities around the themes of best friends and visiting people. He stayed focused during the computer exercises and afterwards during the handwriting activity. He did so well on his paper sheet - using deduction methods to guess what he could not know - that I gave him an A+. Very good work today."
"We began today's lesson with some interactive games, which allowed the student to play some games with the vocabulary we've been building. I hope to integrate more of these games into our lessons simply as a way to add variety to them. He responded well to the games. After working on the computer, we returned to matching vocabulary to initial consonant sounds. I also attempted to introduce some idiomatic expressions as well as approximately ten new vocabulary words. I left copies of all our recent vocabulary with the student so that he and his mother might practice them in between our sessions. Today's lesson went well."