Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Introduced "I like...the most, I also like, and I don't like...," "Month and days of the week"; numbers from 11-20. 30 min of prep"
"Reviewed hobbies. Learned the new lesson about asking directions, taking the bus, and address. Good and fun session and covered a lot of information."
"We worked on sentence construction. She practiced translating sentences from English to Chinese, and practiced asking questions in Chinese."
"Worked on conversational Chinese, focusing on ordering food in restaurants, buying items in shops, and asking for directions on the street."
"My first session with the student went really well. For a beginning Mandarin student, he is able to pronounce pinyin very well, including the tones. He has a little trouble distinguish between the four tones, which we were able to touch on a bit. We also reviewed the special rules with j, q, x pronunciations and zh/z, ch/c, and sh/s pronunciations when added to the finals i and u. The student was able to practice numbers as well."
"The student prepared for his dictation test and reviewed words from previous tests and last year. He was focused and worked very hard."
"I helped the student with her workbook assignment and helped her to correctly translate the worksheet problems into Mandarin Chinese. I also had oral conversation with her in simple Mandarin related to the worksheet problems as practice."
"Vocabulary review: Job titles Character writing practice Vocabulary practice games : "Chinese Baseball" "Kaboom!""
"Student and I spent time writing the Chinese characters for numbers 1-50 and reviewing his radicals like "earth," "fire," and "water." He hadn't practiced his numbers, so we spent time practicing writing the characters for numbers 1-10."
"I continued with phonics exercises to narrow down the student's spelling. I had groups of digraph blends and chose words with s + consonant and other words with an s sound (i.e. cinch) and I gave her a spelling test (pronounce the word, use in a sentence, state the word again)."