Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I first worked with Student 1 on measure words in Chinese, and we practiced pronouns. I had him come up with a few sentences and we conversed briefly. Student 2 and I then reviewed his math and science homework."
"Today, the student and I finished the rest of Chapter 4 and went on to work on the review exercises/activities for the first four chapters. There were some character/vocabulary that she did not recognize from some of the earlier chapters, so it was nice to spend the session reviewing everything she's learned thus far. It is important to periodically review in order to build a solid foundation. She did a good job at practicing tones today and creating sentences with the vocab she's learned. For homework, she will finish the review worksheets and review the content from Chs 1-4."
"We covered how to count (from 1-10, then 10-20, the hundreds, the thousands, and tens of thousands); time and date (how to ask what's the date, what day is it, what's the time as well as the various way of answering the question: it's Monday-Sunday, It's Jan 29th, it's 10:30 pm/am etc.); morning, noon, evening and night; greetings (good morning, good night, how are you and the corresponding answers such as I am great or I am good and you?); thanks and apologies as well as various ways to respond; how to ask someone what they are doing tonight; how to ask someone what time they get to or get out of work."
"Today, we finished Unit 2. We reviewed the answers for the Unit 2 exercises. We also went over the practice quiz for Unit 2. The student also wrote and recorded the oral exam for both Unit 1 and 2. He is doing great work!"
"Today, we focused on reading and vocabulary by reading some articles in Spanish and then summarizing and answering questions. We then previewed some other learning tools. Between now and the next session, the student plans to work on studying the vocabulary lists."
"Tonight, the student and I had a productive session. His homework for today was to read a portion of a short story and then write a written summary of it. He attacked the project from several different angles. He read the story himself, and then I read it as he wrote down vocabulary for the summary. Finally, he summarized it in English and then translated his thoughts into Spanish. He definitely understands more spoken Spanish than I think he gives himself credit for."