Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First the student finished his homework assignment. After that, we studied the vocab of the week. I helped him break down each character and analyze them in detail; grouping them into logical order and made them easier for the student to memorize in the future."
"Student H and I continued to work on chapters 1 and 2 from the workbook. The activities we participated in include tracing and writing the Chinese characters for the numbers 1-10, writing the four tones for Chinese Pinyin, listening to and identifying numbers. She did very well in the activities. She is motivated, focused, and has a positive attitude. She has gained a good knowledge on how to write numbers 1-5, write the four tones, and identify numbers 1-10 by listening. Next, Student M and I finished Chapter 2 in the textbook and workbook, and we began studying Chapter 3. Our activities included giving spoken descriptions of pictures of people, tracing and writing the characters for describing people (tall, short, long, curly hair, etc.), reading Chinese passages out loud, and matching pictures to the Chinese characters. The new vocabulary we learned included pants, socks, shoes, sandals, shirt, and dress. For homework, she will do a matching words activity on the new phrases. Student P and I worked on Chapter 1-2 from the Level 1 book. He has learned about the numbers and four tones in Chinese before, and we reviewed the pronunciations and writings for numbers 1-10. We also worked on activities on pronouncing different tones and vowels in Chinese. We learned the Chinese pronunciations for vowels - a is pronounced "ah," e is "uh," i is "ee," o is "aw," and u is "ooh." He is a fast learner, and he quickly applied the pronunciations he learned to the activities. He is also very focused, motivated, and he is a great student to work with."
"I just had a wonderful lesson with the student. He will have a Chinese exam tomorrow and I just helped to review for the exam. He is doing so well and I am sure he will be great tomorrow. Now he knows much more Chinese vocabulary and he is able to recognize many more Chinese characters than before."