Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished reviewing of the project, discussed about who Mao Zedong is and some important facts about the Chinese culture. They also learned some new vocab today, they were: police, English, listen, write, and read. We reviewed Pinyin, the rules of pronunciation and practiced the 4 tones. Great job for learning Chinese in these past months of work!"
"This session was spent entirely on revising the student's English essay on The Catcher in the Rye. We first reformulated his thesis and changed the introduction, then focused on the body paragraphs, making sure to add quotations from the novel to each one. I also helped him reorganize the body paragraphs, and add page numbers and a title to the essay."
"The student said that he had a Chinese test today and got a score of 99%, which is awesome. He said that he didn't have question on math, but I still reviewed some systems of equation with him and I found that he does have a pretty good idea on those questions. We then practiced some Chinese conversations."
"We started out with fruits and colors and played games using color vocabulary. We ended with vocabulary about games and cars. Next time we will talk about ourselves, establish the difference between green and blue, and continue learning fruits and vegetables. It was a great first lesson!"
"At the beginning, we went from pages 44 to 60 in the exercise book, and then we went through words in the new picture book. We also went through 50 flashcards and extended the vocabulary to the objects in the pictures. I encouraged the students to use Chinese as much as possible during class. I gave them each one sheet to practice writing characters as homework. We went through body parts words and counted numbers from 20 to 1 backwards."
"We covered introductions and conversational etiquette. The student was a quick learner and I think she will benefit greatly from an intensive language program. I kept the amount of new information low, but spoke as much Chinese as possible, and had the student speaking as much as possible, too."