"In light of some of her recent quizzes, the student and I began our session by talking about the pace at which she should move through the material and what types of things we will be working on in our sessions. She is very eager to get through the material as fast as possible, which is certainly understandable. But this eagerness has led to her rushing through some parts of her lessons and making avoidable mistakes. I wanted to be sure that she had time to ask question and work through the keystone exercises before taking her quizzes. I think that this more thorough approach will help her learn and remember the fundamentals of Latin more easily. I believe that it is especially necessary for her to have a good grasp on the basics, because Latin is a hugely cumulative language. I believe that spending a few extra minutes on practice now will save her hours of difficulty down the line.
As far as lesson content, we spent most of our time today reviewing some concepts that I had introduced on Tuesday in preparation for the student's upcoming quizzes and unit exam. We started by talking about Interrogative pronouns, which she seemed to have a very clear understanding of. We then moved on to independent uses of the ablative, a topic which had given her some trouble on Tuesday. Today, however, she seemed to have a pretty good understanding of the topic. I recommended that she take her quiz on this topic right after our session. We ended our session by looking at the keystone section on translation. Here, she and I reviewed the translation techniques we had already talked about, and integrated some of the tips that keystone provided. We then started working our way through keystone's translation exercises. She still finds translation pretty challenging. She tries to rush through the sentences, and gets very easily discouraged when she encounters a word or form she doesn't immediately recognizes. I believe, however, that with some more guided practice she will start to find translation much easier."