Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, I began by recapping the basic pronunciations that we worked on last time. After going through chapters 1-8, I wanted to practice a conversation to get the student up and moving a bit. We chatted back and forth in Chinese. She needs more help memorizing the terms/phrases on the conversation prompts, so if she could continue practicing these at home with a parent, that would be great. After this, we continued with the pronunciation workbook and made it through chapter 12. I will pick up next week by moving through a couple more chapters in that workbook and using flash cards to teach her some common foods."
"In review, we did more dictations, with compound words and sentences. Today I taught her several of the words she always uses but never knew how to write. Some of those words are a little complicated to write, but she was interested in it, so she managed to learn pretty well. For the last part of session, I told her a story of "donkey" in Chinese, and ask her to tell me back what I said in detail. For next time, I will show her the cartoon, and she has to re-tell me the story in Chinese. The homework is to review and practice the vocab and write 3 more sentences."
"We worked on how to ask and answer questions. I taught the student where, how much, what, and why. We formulated different kinds of questions and answered them. I will send her detailed lesson notes. I assigned her to really study verbs and sentence structure and we will review them next session."