Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered new forms of Latin verbs: perfect subjunctive and pluperfect subjunctive. We learned the dreaded Sequence of Tenses and how to ask indirect questions. Reviewed the new vocabulary and thanked the stars for the many cognates. Next time we will review the grammar and enjoy the Sententiae Antiquae."
"In today's session, the student and I spent time working with complex sentences and exploring the relationship between main verbs and subordinate verbs. We did this first for an indirect statement, which also gave us the chance to review infinitives. We looked at several Latin examples of the indirect statement and spent time discussing the grammatical concepts. This seemed to help him better understand how this syntax works. This led us to a discussion of Latin moods for verbs, particularly the subjunctive mood. We looked at uses of the subjunctive he had studied already and previewed several more that will be introduced in the following chapters of the book. He did well with a basic introduction and remarked that he had a better sense of how verbs worked "as a whole" after today's session."
"The student and I focused on grammar from recent chapters for most of the lesson. We reviewed what present and perfect passive participles are, and then looked at many examples. She did a great job of identifying participles within sentences, and linking them up to the nouns that they modify, although she had some difficulty with translation. She also wanted to work on vocabulary today, since she has a quiz tomorrow, so we finished up the lesson by reviewing her vocabulary list."