Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I first helped Student F study for a science quiz, and then he did his math homework. I then gave Student S a new vocabulary list on prepositions in Mandarin. I taught him the grammatical structure of how to use them (saying things like 'the book is on the table'), and told him to study the words for homework."
"We did a little bit of review of the stuff from last week. Our topic for this session was nuts, so we went through the name of some nuts and explained the name, meaning and function of those nuts. I asked him to go through the words during the week to help him to remember those, and we are going to do half hour review and half hour new stuff for next session."
"Today we first reviewed writing of body parts, she knew how to say the most of them but she had not yet learn how to write them in characters, so after we practiced on board and on paper a few times, she got some of them down. Then we spent about 10 minutes on a little basketball activity outside of house to energize her up, that proved to be helpful, during the game I tried to use Chinese to communicate all the time. At the end, we played a Chinese chess game again."
"We practiced purpose clauses, cum clauses, and participles. First we practiced forming the pluperfect subjunctive, and imperfect subjunctive, and then practiced using those forms in various clauses. The student asked for a review of participles. These are confusing and I will have some additional practice ready next week."
"The student did just great tonight! He jumped right into our continued translation of the story "The Golden Age Continues" and plowed through the grammar with ease (yeah, he needed some guidance from me, but, actually, not much), then translated the Latin into good, smooth English. Thanks so much, for your good, hard work tonight."
"We enjoyed another productive session, undertaking the usual things -- vocabulary for tomorrow and Friday, and written work for tomorrow (a challenging assignment). The student worked through the Latin to English sentences well, and appeared to appreciate their nuances. For the English to Latin sentences, he had already parsed them (and excellently), and just a nudge here and there, wrote the translations successfully."