Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I spent the first hour working with the first student on a Social Studies essay about the Salem Witch Trials, and an English assignment. I spent the last fifteen minutes with Student 2 reviewing how to say the date in Chinese. I gave him a couple examples to translate for homework."
"The student and I went over her homework given today. We translate parts of the passage so that she could understand the questions she needed to answer."
"The student and I began a final sweep of the unit in preparation for the test. Rather then focus on simply passing, I'm trying to instill mastery before moving onto a new unit. We drilled some of the point words and phrases and practiced using them in context."
"The student and I reviewed the materials covered in last 2 sessions, then the new vocab for today, how to say and write them, and I also explained the ideas behind these words, their common ground and differences. She seemed interested in it and understood what I have said. Then the conversation time was telling each other small stories in Chinese. She immediately understood my story. She also learned a few new words."
"The student learned to say his needs in Chinese. He learned 15 different quantifiers in Chinese, and describing the quantities of objects. He had adapted to them very quickly regardless that the quantifiers are usually not used in English."
"For our second session, we continued to learn more ways to introduce yourself, including sharing your interests. As part of this, we learned new vocabulary for the student's interests, as well as practiced different variations on these phrases, including possessive terms. We practiced writing the Pinyin of these words and phrases and worked on repetition of listening and speaking in order for her to better retain and recall the words. In addition, continued repetition helps her perfect her pronunciation and intonation. The goal is to continue to progress each week with new vocabulary, while continuing to practice the work we did the previous week. She is a very quick learner and the more opportunity she has to speak, the quicker she'll progress."