Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student with composing a short essay on healthy lifestyle habits. He had great structures already done for this essay, and I helped him on creating more complex sentences and making sure the sentences make sense."
"First we talked about the past Halloween. Then the student did her homework. When she did not know the vocabulary, I used my body language or related words to help her comprehend. I also showed her some correct orders when writing Chinese characters."
"It's great that we share a lot of common topics/interests in TV dramas and movies. Today, we reviewed a news article about the career history of a famous actress - Gong Li. We learned many useful Chinese vocabulary words from it. Also, we practiced conversational Chinese, and I provided the student with timely and consistent corrective feedback. Generally speaking, I think she's at the advanced level, and needs more practice on specific vocabulary use, sentence order, pragmatics, and fluency."
"The student and I worked on some homework sheets that needed to be completed before class tomorrow. The homework included translations, word identification, and a word search. After completing the written work, we worked on writing vocabulary and translation. He did great with this and knows all of the vocabulary in this unit. We ended a little early because I felt that we had accomplished a lot for the day, and the student was concerned about his math test tomorrow."
"We reviewed Katakana for this session. The student was able to about a little over half of the Katakana without looking at any materials. We revisited some of those Katakana which he might need more help with. Towards the end of session, it seems that he mastered most of the Katakana."
"In this session, we reviewed the handout from class, and prepared for the quiz. We also watched a tutorial video "Chinese Tone Pairs: How to Practice and Master Mandarin Tones". The student is doing well overall."