Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was able to correct the sentences given, organize the words in proper order and answer all questions in Chinese, based on Pinyin. We went over some new vocabulary from his classes. The student will practice with writing some Chinese characters and learning some meanings of Chinese words before our next session."
"Algebra: We worked on chapter 7.3 (solving for x as an exponent). Since the student hasn't learned logarithms, we had to solve the problems in a roundabout way (i.e. using division to convert large numbers into multiples of a common base number). He had a bit of trouble keeping track of the exponents, but his accuracy improves when he writes out all his work. Mandarin: Completed exercises 1-10 for Unit 1B in his workbook. He has been having trouble remembering vocabulary from class. I started speaking more Mandarin to him this afternoon and will continue to do so in future weeks."
"This was a great session. We basically chatted in Chinese today about the past 3 weeks and the student's future plans."
"Today's session we covered new vocabulary. We used weather vocabulary, clothing vocabulary, music, entertainment, and television. The student also used verbs that were taught earlier this week to create more casual conversation. Improvement has been noticed. She is now able to make paragraphs and express her ideas with more detail and can hold a conversation. Strategies about spelling were taught and material was brought to the session. I provided the student with music in Spanish to listen to, movies in Spanish, and TV shows. We paused and reviewed vocabulary and expressions that the student had difficulty with or did not understand."
"We covered body parts and clothing items. The students were engaged. They are always motivated during their sessions. We used TPR and introduced the body parts alno with realia to convey meaning. They practiced orally, and they can now describe what they are wearing, including colors."
"We covered colors, numbers to 1 to 13, and simple sentences such as "take" and "give me." We also covered the alphabet in Spanish and we read one page of a children's book that I brought from the library and left there for the student. She got the concepts quickly and was quite interactive. She was curious about the materials, and in particular, about the book. I told her to keep reading the book, and warned her that she would not understand it all. The purpose was to practice reading. Both the student and her mother looked very pleased with the tutoring. Her mother speaks excellent Spanish."