Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I mainly focused on reading comprehension and review of grammar through workbook exercises. She comprehends easily but usually needs a nudge. We will work on that before her test."
"We worked on the material the student provided. It is a college level textbook with lots of new words and an article. I helped the student make sure her pronunciation is correct and translated the article. It had been 5 years since her last Chinese class, therefore, it might take some time for her to refresh her memory."
"Obviously after a long break the student forgot the pronunciation of most of his vocabulary, but he still has a very good association between English meanings and the Chinese meanings. However, the connection is one direction only, from English to Chinese, not the other way around. By just the hint of the English meaning of the phrases, he is able to come up with the pronunciation and the Chinese meaning very quick. So the next a few sessions will be to design a method for him to generate English meanings from the direction of the Chinese meanings."
"I first worked with the student on his Math and English homework. I then reviewed adjectives with the student and had him come up with a few sentences. I also introduced more about Chinese characters: the system behind them, how they're formed and how to write them properly. I gave him a few characters to learn for homework."
"It was great to meet the student! We went over vocabulary (reading, writing, and translating into English), book exercises, and creating sentences using the new characters and sentence structures. The student did a great job at recognizing and translating the sentences and vocabulary. For tomorrow, I will quiz her on a few of the vocabulary characters she was least familiar with and we will go over the next lesson."
"I had a Chinese lesson with the student today. It went well, and he absolutely did some review before our lesson. We did some review at the beginning of the lesson, and then we talked about something new in Chinese. The entire lesson was great."