Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I covered second declension nouns and chapter vocabulary from chapter 6 in our book. He takes to Latin very well. He understands the four principal parts of the verb and can conjugate 1st conjugation verbs in the present active indicative easily. He also has a keen memory as past vocabulary is right at the tips of his tongue. Next week we will begin translations in chapter 7."
"Keeping up a strong streak with translating, the student showed a lot of initiative and connection of concepts in working on his homework tonight, even though it was English into Latin, which is especially difficult. His vocabulary focus should now include learning all four parts of verbs to enable him to use the perfect tenses, but he's doing a good job recognizing perfect forms based on the personal endings."
"Today, the student and I reviewed gerunds and gerundives in depth, discussing examples and different uses. Then, we reviewed participles (present, perfect passive, future active and future passive). We discussed the difference between gerunds and participles and reviewed example sentences for the ablative absolute and passive periphrastic. I am sending along a review sheet for participle forms. For next time, the student should be sure to memorize these forms and their translations. Next session, we will review i-stems and irregulars, and translate a brief passage from Caesar."