Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed numbers from the previous lesson with the student. She is a very fast learner and I love that she likes learning Chinese and actually practices Chinese at home. During this lesson, I taught her time and relatives in Chinese such as family members, weekends, etc."
"I made a list of conversation topics prior to our meeting to guide the session smoothly and efficiently. I tried to get her to answer questions conversationally. We wrote down new words in Ping yin. Towards the end of the session, we went through the new words and I asked her to construct sentences with it. We also practiced pronunciation because the student had some difficulties in that area. We made good progress. I recommended a learning tool to help her with the new words and pronunciation. Pronunciation will be something we will be focusing on at our next session."
"Yesterday the students and I learned about transportation in China. This seemed to be a favorite topic for Student 1 as he was very interested and focused for the whole hour. We practiced saying several words for vehicles as well as words for roads, train tracks, etc. Next week we will apply these words by using them in conversation. The students are doing a great job and I really enjoy working with them."
"In our first session, the student and I talked about her experience of learning Chinese. She has been learning Chinese for a school year. She explained to me what her Mandarin class was like at school and what her Mandarin exam was like. She spent most of our session time working on one of her assignments: making a family tree and describing her family members. She understands sentence structure well."
"We briefly reviewed Pinyin, numbers, and date. Then we started a new lesson and covered nationality, languages, and how to form questions in Chinese. The student shows progress in applying new vocabulary to creating new sentences."
"We had a good productive session with conversation about the student's eventful week. Then, we worked in the workbook a bit, reviewing nouns and declensions, then moving forward into Chapter 6 and articles. After some time with this, we were ready to return to the article about cooking schools, and we made some excellent progress in understanding the colloquial speech used there and the paraphrasing."