Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued to go over the student's assignment of the Ovid reading. We spend about half of the session on that and continued to go over the adjective placement. After he finished the assignment we covered the exercises associated with the reading--a grammar review on the adjectives we had been covering. Finally we started to move on to the assignments for the next week."
"The student and I focused on reviewing the perfect system. I gave him verbs in Latin and had him parse and translate, then had him put them into English. We also worked on active and passive, where I had him switch sentences from active to passive and vice versa. Then we read from a story that focused on the perfect system. By the end of the lesson, he seemed more comfortable with the material. I asked him to continue to review for our next session, and to read one sentence from the story we didn't finish."
"We started a new chapter the student had begun in school. We indicated the differences in how the verb eo, ire is conjugated in all six tenses. Then, we translated sentences that contained some of the tenses practiced. During our next session, we will discuss reflexive pronouns."
"During our first lesson, the student and I translated a paragraph of the text in his book. We worked through the sentences slowly, parsing almost every word. During out second lesson, the student and I discussed conditional sentences and practiced translating a few from English into Latin. For homework, I've asked him to become more familiar with the chart of conditional sentences in his book."
"Outstanding work today! You did terrific on your handling of the grammar of the sentence out of Livy on which we worked this afternoon. Thanks again, and I look forward to next Sunday's session."
"The student and I translated from Latin to English a passage by Pliny on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We then went over a previous passage that he had already translated but had not yet reviewed because he missed class that day. We ended the session by discussing his class in general, his study schedule, and upcoming work in the class."