Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed for the student's Latin exam. He had a review sheet with what was expected for the exam, so we worked through that, section by section. We reviewed the chapter's vocabulary, which the student had retained very well from last week, besides a couple of words he forgot. We also did a quick review of the grammar they're expected to know, the genitive case and the prepositions that take the accusative or the ablative. Then, we finished translating the passage we've been working on, which is going to be used for the translation section of the exam. The student did pretty well here. Then, we reviewed an earlier translation passage, which will be used for comprehension questions, not translation."
"In our session, I introduced adjectives, emphasizing their unique genitive and dative case endings. The student completed an exercise, providing written declension charts of two adjectives and the nouns they modified. For the next exercise, the student identified the subject(s), verb(s), direct object(s), and indirect object(s) of each sentence. I also asked him to identify the case, number, and gender of nouns; the person, number, and tense of verbs; and the degree of adjective(s) and adverb(s). Once again, I provided the student with a list of Latin vocabulary and English definitions to use during this translation exercise. He made good progress in our session."
"The student and I continued to review for her vocabulary quizzes. She is doing very well. There are always a few words that give her trouble. However, she is persistent, and we always figure out a way for her to remember them."
"The student was on top of his Latin game during our session. As we worked through Lesson 10, I bombarded him with numerous grammar questions and he responded methodically and accurately. Lesson 10 focused heavily on imperfect verbs and gerunds. After a short review, he acquired a good eye for identifying and properly translating the gerunds incorporated into the translation. The sentence constructions in his translation passage were complex and lengthy. He struggled a bit with separating and distinguishing between the various forms of past tense verbs (perfect, imperfect, pluperfect, future perfect), but overall, he did a fantastic job systematically working through the translation."
"The student worked through his review sheet for his Monday exam. He finished it and were able to review a few from the beginning. This exam will be about verbs tenses!"
"We went over how to translate numbers--both cardinal and ordinal. We also translated sentences that contained the locative case. Finally, we covered sentences from English to Latin, specifically focused on the aforementioned concepts."