Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was with student A first, he and I played "building" toys, I also used my "tangram" toy to teach him the color and animals as well as review the vocab we have learned. Today's new vocab and phrase were: mountain and "take away". Student B and I also used "building" toys to review some vocab, then I read Chinese story book for her, half in Chinese and half in English, we also draw cartoons on the white board where we reviewed body parts and animals. Today's new vocab for her were: castle and sky."
"We reviewed pronouns/possessive particle, and had a discussion of the verb "to study," radicals, practice numbers and writing dates."
"We studied to page 60 of the book. The student did a wonderful job! We are going to add Chinese characters starting from next lesson."
"The students are struggling to memorize Chinese vocabulary. I am currently trying to teach them vocabulary for the weather and seasons. I appreciate that the parents are aiding in the study process by helping the students with vocab throughout the week. Repetition of vocab, throughout the lecture and week, are important for the students' learning."
"Tonight, we began the first session of a six-session-long class on formation of character. The formation of character sessions will help the students understand why the characters are created in different ways. The first student is not yet confident in learning Chinese, but the second student is showing good progress on the basics. Both students are required to memorize the materials from the first session of formation of character. The first student scored about 80/100 on the character review, and the second student scored 100/100 on the character review."
"We continued to review for the student's Chinese final exam on Monday. We covered up to sentence patterns of Chapter 8. She was able to correctly translate most of the practice questions. We marked down a few key grammar points that she's a bit unfamiliar with for her to go over during the weekend. For the next session, we will finish the final review sheet and go over all the key vocabularies one more time."