Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was our first session together. He has very good Korean and is able to carry out long conversations in Korean. We practiced speaking for a good majority of the session, while also going over a passage in his Korean textbook. We were able to make sure that he was able to understand the full nuances of the passage. He would like to keep most of our session conversational so we can practice speaking Korean and improving Korean fluency."
"I had some material that the student and I could study together. This material covers various levels from elemental to intermediate Japanese, although it is very practical to the Japanese language and culture which he seemed to find interesting."
"Today was the first lesson with the student. I gave her a basic Korean Language Test just to gauge her level of knowledge in terms of the written language and general vocabulary. The student had a very basic level of the language but was willing to learn everything from the basics and so we will begin with the Korean alphabet and written characters next time. She was very positive about learning and was excited about the subject throughout the entire lesson, which was great for me."
"Went over vocabulary for the student's test the next day covering breakfast/lunch/dinner, yesterday/today/tomorrow, and morning/afternoon/night. Then went over question and response exercises. Lastly, we did a quick katakana review. She is showing improvement every week which is very exciting!"
"We learned how to ask a favor of someone, apologize, and politely reject an offer in Japanese. The student will continue reviewing the different forms of sonkeigo and kenjougo. We worked on text translation before ending the session."
"The student and I went over various Kanji characters to prepare for her upcoming exam. She has been making a steady progress since last Monday."
"Review of alphabet, technology vocabulary, -are verbs, potere, volere, dovere, dire, uscire, and disjunctive pronouns. The student showed improvement in pronunciation and verb conjugation."
"Japanese school grade systems, family members, and review of vocabulary. Dialog reading and some practice questions."
"In this session, we looked at negation of verbs and learned how to use "aller" to talk about the future. We also continued to review and reinforce past topics."
"We continued learning travel language and studying prepositions. We covered different types of lodging: hotels, camping, resorts, etc. We also discussed how to make a hotel reservation."
"Continued reviewing concepts on the "midterm." Began a review of irregular verbs. Had another conversational period, and the students are making significant improvements in their speaking."
"Continued practice with imparfait usage and basics. Integrated more spoken French into the lesson in an attempt to improve student's comfort with speaking and listening."