Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued from the student's previous class. We kept repeating the same words. We covered: numbers 1-13 and all color words. We used the plush toys from him so we could practice all animal words; color words. We also played a balloon game so we used verbs like: catch, throw and kick, and direction words like: up and down. We also played a racing game with toy animals and cars to practice adjectives like fast and slow, and other words like go and stop, run and walk. I corrected his pronunciation when needed it. We learned basic greetings and courtesy words (hello, how are you, I'm fine. good bye, thank you, you are welcome.), objects and nouns (ball, balloon, egg, baby, mom, dad, carrot etc.), body parts (hand, head, eyes, nose, ear, mouth, face, arm, feet, leg). Adjectives : big and small and tall and fast and slow. Verbs: jump, shake, cut, throw, kick, catch. We sang a song that's about numbers, another song about colors, another song about basic greetings and asking a person's name, and another happy birthday song."
"Today, the student and I talked about the different greetings and when to use them. She did an excellent job of deciding when to use them. Afterwards, we started asking the question, "How Many?" and looking at pictures with quantifiable objects. The student can now decipher when it is proper to use this particular question since Chinese has two ways, and she was able to answer the question with giving the appropriate term in Chinese. I assigned three exercises in her workbook to complete and to start reviewing material on the account once she joins the online classroom made for her."
"We reviewed pinyin and the formation of syllabus. Both students did well with syllabus, but Student A needed more work with finals and the last six initials in the pinyin table. There were two finals both students should pay attention to---they were 'an' and 'un.' Today we reviewed how to say hello/ goodbye in Chinese and learned more about this topic. We talked about terms for days in Chinese and how to combine these terms in saying goodbye. We spent some time talking about the characters/ strokes/ order of strokes in Chinese and memorizing the shape of the characters we've covered so far. In the end, homework with regard to pinyin, characters and strokes were assigned."