Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did the Sententiae Antiquae, original Latin sentences. He practiced Ch 27- Vocab of Irregular Adjectives. It was good."
"The student and I reviewed conditional sentences in Latin; we discussed the six different types of conditions, the verb tenses and moods in each condition (and, subsequently, we reviewed how to form those specific tenses and moods), and how to translate each condition. We practiced with several example sentences, identifying the type of condition, conjugating the verbs correctly, and then translating accordingly. As we worked through the exercises, she gradually moved from using both the English translation and Latin sentences to identify the conditions to being able to identify them by the Latin verbs alone. By the time she began working through her homework exercises, she was quickly identifying conditions and translating correctly. She said that her biggest struggle is in remembering all the (many) ways of forming different verb tenses and moods, which is necessary for working with conditional sentences. I recommended that, in addition to her homework, she practice conjugating several verbs in the perfect, imperfect, and future indicative and present, imperfect, and pluperfect subjunctive. She has a very positive attitude and is a joy to work with!"
" We covered participles specifically. She seems to be struggling the most with memorizing the endings of tenses and applying them to situations. I left her with a practice exam from a larger assessment that we can go over next week, so I can get a feel for her strengths and weaknesses."
"We reviewed questions from the work the student did as homework from the previous session. We also reviewed the uses of the verbs ser and estar and did practice exercises."
"The student did really well in this session as we mainly reviewed for his upcoming Spanish exam. We reviewed vocabulary and sentence/paragraph translations skills. I also quizzed him after and he did really well."
"The student did well today! We reviewed the alphabet in Spanish and the pronunciation of the vowels and certain letters. We also reviewed the numbers and their pronunciation. We went over greetings, leave-takings, introductory dialogues, asking and answering your name, and some body parts. We used a cartoon strip to practice dialogues, and she will complete her own for extra practice. She is a very bright, attentive student, and I am very excited to continue helping her learn Spanish."