Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work through grammatical review. For class, she only has to work on some vocabulary study assignments. We focused on noun endings today, going through what the different endings mean, as well as how they differ depending on the type of noun. She still needs to memorize these endings. By the end of the lesson, she did seem to remember the main parts of a sentence much better."
"In this session we spent the majority of the time working on poems by Martial assigned as homework in class. The student mostly was able to translate these poems well but had trouble with two common features of Latin poetry: (1) Latin poetry often omits forms of the verb 'to be.' (2) Latin poetry often uses the infinitive instead of the third person plural perfect indicative. After we finished the translations we covered forms of the verb 'to be' and the ablative absolute."
"Today, the student started the session with Language Arts homework. He completed this assignment with no assistance needed and we continued the session by reviewing Spanish flashcards. Today's session focused on practicing saying and sounding out each Spanish word more than learning definitions. The session went well. He is progressing and doing a great job thus far in the tutoring process."
"Today the student and I reviewed regular AR, ER, and IR verbs in the preterite. We first went over the conjugation endings. Then we practiced speaking them via book activities. Finally, we spent 20 minutes having spontaneous conversation in Spanish regarding what he and his mom did this past weekend."
"The student and I began our session today talking over the writing assignments she still has to complete. She has been struggling a bit completing her writing assignments, so I am now planning to go over her written assignments with her in more detail during our sessions. I hope that this extra guidance and accountability will help her with her writing. From there, we moved on to discussing Section 1 of Unit 3: comparative and superlative adjectives. To start off, we reviewed the general rules of noun-adjective agreement and the general patterns of declension for adjectives. Then we went over the forms of the comparative adjective. I pointed out similarities between the forms of the comparative adjective and the forms of certain 3rd Declension words in an effort to help her memorize them. Then, we worked through some of the exercises on the learning website. At the end of our session, we talked over what projects she should work on in the coming week."
"The student and I had a great first session. We discussed the topics that are going to be covered on his upcoming final. In today's session, we worked on the subjunctive and indirect questions. We agreed to meet next on Monday."