Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"After completing the review and quizzes of the final two dialogues, we shifted focus to mastering the new radicals (character components), and drilled flashcards for these. The student is great at these! Even better than most college-level learners I've seen."
"The student and I practiced for her skit today. She needed to memorize the skit and keep it at least six minutes. We also practiced by improvising when we were just short of six minutes. I think she is very well prepared for this exam. After practicing, we started to look at her final exam and what she needed to know for it. We reviewed vocab, dictation, and grammar. We will do more of this in the future too."
"We continued from the previous class. We covered numbers 1-8, colors red, green, yellow, blue, basic greetings (hello, how are you, good bye, thank you, you are welcome.), animals (tiger, dinosaur, penguin, snake, monkey, dog, cat etc), objects and nouns (ball, baby, mom, dad, tree etc), body parts (hand, head, eyes). We sang a song that's about basic greetings, asking someone's name and another song about numbers and colors."
"I helped the student on his Chinese homework assignment today. He needed to create 5 sentences, and I helped to correct them and explained to him how the grammar structure works and what the different choices of the words are. I also taught him how to study and prepare for the assignment like this in the future. We practiced Pinyin and tone, he's better at the pronunciation now and faster at using the right technique to put the sound of words together."
"It had been a long time since the student and I met for Chinese. He sent me this week's list of vocabulary items for his Mandarin class in school. We did a round of review on his tones, and then plowed through about two thirds of the list, clearing up his questions and concerns along the way. I think his grasp of the material will improve after today's session."
"The student and I learned and practiced making comparisons between two people. We then reviewed some simple adjectives. We also reviewed and practiced the "Two Tiger" song and related words. We then reviewed and practiced the "Happy Birthday" song and related words. Then we reviewed some colors, and reviewed and practiced Pinyin spelling."