Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student wanted to be able to establish a conversation with a local Chinese massage spa, so today's session was focused on that. First of all, we learned how to count numbers up to 99 and how to use numbers to describe time (minutes); then we played "identify the body part" game, where she learned names of 5 different body parts. Then we also used a little tongue twister to help her be better familiar with 2 out of 4 tones. Today's vocab were: head, shoulder, back, leg, feet, minute and combination. Homework is to keep practice using these words in a sentence and also practice the tongue twister."
"Texts in Lesson four were reviewed. Characters in Lesson Four were introduced. The students had practiced characters at home, which smoothed the session. We used the whiteboard for a quiz on characters."
"We had a great session and a long one. The student is making great progress. He is going to China again soon and he can't wait to have his colleagues see his progress. We talked about plans for the weekend and next month. We also translated some medical related terms."
"The student and I got off to a good start! We spent a good chunk of the session getting to know each other a bit as well as figuring out exactly where he's at content-wise. He seems to be farther along than he gives himself credit for and has a knack for verb conjugations, but needs to work on simple memorization of word meanings/translations. We finished his homework, and it was a successful session."
"The student and I introduced ourselves. He has a very good Spanish pronunciation. We reviewed the Spanish alphabet, and we reviewed the verbs "SER," "HAY," "ESTAR," and "GUSTAR," among others. He had some activities. We practiced oral communication."
"The student and I met and reviewed her exam from the past week. We went over question and answer verb forms and talked about subject/verb agreement. Then we worked on her oral presentation script for next week, which included 15 sentences about her family. She is starting to comprehend which grammatical components need to match each other in a sentence, but she is still struggling with vocabulary. I recommended that she make flashcards."