Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session today, the student and I worked through Chapter 3 of Millionaire's Dinner Party. He had a bit of trouble approaching participles, but started to get the hang of things towards the end of his lesson translation. He doesn't often ask questions, but I encourage him to stop me anytime he is unsure about a grammatical structure or needs clarification. He was very accurate when determining verb tenses today, and did a great job approaching each clause verb-first. He is very intuitive when he translates, and has a good grasp of the overarching content of the Cena Trimalchionis. The vocabulary, the majority of which is new to him, has posed somewhat of a challenge for him. He puts a lot of effort into our sessions and is a pleasure to work with."
"Reviewed irregular verbs in the 4 tenses she now knows. We also discussed strategies for English to Latin translations, which is something in which she is challenged. The practice with different verbs helped solidify some ideas."
"We continued to discuss the Latin concepts brought up by the student's summer review packet. We discussed the difference between a regular and irregular verb, and then focused on the conjugation of irregular verbs such as "sum, esse" and "possum, posse" in the present and imperfect tenses. We also talked about the five declensions of nouns, identified nouns in the first three declensions, and declined "cista, cistae, f" in the first declension. The student was more comfortable with the material this session, and was remembering the topics much faster!"
"Another good review session for the student. She is getting back her endings and feel for the language. We finished our review of verb forms and practiced working with nouns at the end. Next week, we will meet and review more nouns, consolidating her knowledge with pg. 66 in the text and pg. 62 in the workbook."
"Worked on grammar and translation. Reviewed the necessary steps to translating properly as well as how to translate certain words and word forms. Reviewed the cases and how they're used and so on."
"This week, I worked with Student A to prepare for his exam on the past unit. We reviewed vocabulary and the use of the first and second declensions. He had some more studying to do on his own to get the forms of the declensions memorized. I reviewed new vocabulary with Student B, using derivatives, and then quizzed her on it. With Student C, I worked on learning the same vocabulary, as well as working through some of the exercises in the textbook, involving vocabulary and some simple translation."