Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Yesterday, we worked on preparing for the student's Latin test. He had already translated the passages, but wanted me to double-check his work, so we went through and I pointed out sentences in which he'd gone astray and had him read through them again, where he often caught the mistakes before I pointed out exactly what they were. We also reviewed the meaning and formation of vocatives, the imperative, and the infinitive. Finally, we worked on the forms and hic and ille and did some vocabulary review."
"This session the student and I reviewed the new vocabulary he is learning in chapter 16. We went through a series of matching exercises as practice, and discussed ways to remember vocabulary (breaking compound words down into their component parts, finding English cognates)."
"The student and I covered a lot of grammatical territory today. We began by looking over the chapter exercises and translations that she had worked through since our previous session. We spent extra time discussing the use of relative pronouns and the process of translating sentences that contain them. We also recapped verb stem formation before looking ahead in the course. The student and I spent the rest of the session talking about the passive system (how it is formed and translated) and introducing subjunctives (specifically the active subjunctive system and format of purpose clauses)."
"We covered adjective noun agreement with full declensions of both, vocabulary for test on Tuesday and completed review sheet 1 for her comprehensive final. She did not get her test back from last week, but she said she felt very comfortable with it. She is to review imperatives for our next session."
"We dedicated the first two-thirds of the last session to a comprehensive review of nouns and verbs, and the student truly excelled in both sections. In the final third of the session, we covered a final grammatical point: the relative pronoun and its basic functions. With this final session, the student is fully caught up with her class in the UK, and I instructed her to keep practicing her charts and vocabulary."
"We practiced recognizing relative clauses in English and identifying the corresponding Latin pronoun. We read over a passage and learned new grammatical concepts such as my personal favorite, dative of reference."