Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I first played "five chess" with the student, then we watched some cartoon trailers where she learned how to say panda and dragon. Then we practiced writing dates on the board. She's getting better and better at it. Finally we drew cartoons to review body parts, colors and she learned how to write "panda" and "dragon" in Chinese."
"Today's task was to review the characters and get the student prepared for the test tomorrow. She was struggling with some characters. I pronounced and asked her to write them down. Then I checked the characters and marked the wrong ones in red. 18 mistakes were made at the first time. An hour later, when I asked her to write down the wrong ones again, there were only 3 mistakes. When I noticed she had trouble remembering the characters, I tried to divide the character into different parts and try to explain it in a simpler way. It turned to be really helpful for her memorization."
"The student did really well in his first session as he mainly worked on his homework assignment which involved creating his own legend entirely in Spanish. We also reviewed some material from class about verb conjugation in the imperfect tense. All in all, it was a very productive session."
"Today, we did a lot of review. First, we went over time, and I had the student tell me different times. We then reviewed weather. I showed her different scenic pictures, and she told me the weather and season of each. We then went over how to say dates in Spanish and practiced those with different holidays. Lastly, we reviewed clothing. I named an article of clothing, and she had to find it. She is progressing well and is able to speak more Spanish each session."
"We made a quick review about family and feelings (to keep them fresh in mind). This session the student learned greeting and food related words."
"Today was my first day with the two students. I got to know them a bit and tried to figure out what they were already comfortable with. I brought along some index cards with colors, days of the week, and complete sentences to practice. The boys did not need the cards for colors or days of the week because they already knew them. They had some trouble concentrating, but I made the lesson into a game with the index cards and they were able to focus a bit more. We ended the lesson with the boys feeling pretty comfortable about the sentences, and one student said the lesson was fun. Overall, it was a good session and I now have a better idea of what to focus on next week."