Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over Latin subjunctive forms. We reviewed two uses of the subjunctive he went over in school this week, purpose clauses and indirect questions. We went over a couple of practice translations. We also discussed his upcoming English writing project and did a few reading comprehension questions."
"We worked on Latin and Math in preparation for the student's exams this week. We made it about halfway through her math review and went through three chapters of Latin."
"This session, we translated the beginning of a passage from chapter 14 of Latin. While translating, we discussed grammatical concepts such as the 5th declension, gerundives, and reflexive pronouns. We also discussed and practiced applying translation strategies (1. Identify and parse verbs, 2. Identify main verbs, 3. Identify subjects, 4. Note patterns in sentence construction, 5. Mark off prepositional phrases). We covered a lot of grammatical concepts rather quickly. The student needs to review basic concepts in order to move on to more nuanced translation. To this end, I asked the student to finish translating the passage on his own and apply these strategies. I also asked him to review the supine, gerundive, and reflexive pronoun using the outlines I sent him."