Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we prepared for the student's upcoming test on chapter 18. We used vocabulary from the chapter to practice paradigms, focusing on declining 3rd declension noun and adjective pairs (i.e. fortis viator). The student got an 84 on her last test. We discussed strategies to memorize the declension charts (in rows and columns). No concerns."
"The student and I spent this session doing translation work that he needed to turn into his teacher as soon as possible. I am very pleased with his progression with Latin, which can be a very tough language to grasp."
"Focused on translation and methods of translation in addition to case usage/other grammar. The student needs to continue working on his knowledge of the uses of each of the cases in addition to reviewing word forms and practicing with translating."
"I met with the student and learned that his goal is to take an intensive Latin course over the winter break. To this end, I anticipate that most of his work will be grammar and vocabulary drills. I went over a few preliminary exercises with him to assess his current ability."
"The student asked that we focus on vocabulary, so we did just that to review for his midterm. He looked through the vocabulary lists for Chapters 1-5 and called out the words he was unsure of, then I wrote down versions of them, altering tenses, persons, cases, etc. I had him work through each word and identify everything he could about it before working to come up with English cognates and mnemonic devices to remember English translations. He has really gotten comfortable parsing verbs and identifying nouns. We spent the last part of the session working through a short practice translation. When facing a long sentence, if he breaks it down into phrases he does a great job working through the translation."
"We read a passage and talked about how to figure out vocabulary based on English vocabulary. We also practiced recognizing verbs by removing prepositions and we discussed a little bit about how prepositions change verb meanings."