Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we reviewed third conjugation verbs and went ahead to third conjugation -io verbs. The student picked up the paradigms really quickly and made very few mistakes when I asked her to conjugate verbs for me. We then did some English to Latin examples that she does very well on. I can see her thought process as she figures out how to translate a sentence into Latin, and I am pleased with how she is really beginning to look at the sentences from a more Latin point of view, so to speak. She is beginning to think in terms of grammar, which is great for me to see."
"The student and I had a terrific first session! I found him personable, eager, friendly, and relaxed. In short, I was quite impressed with this young man. We introduced ourselves, then discussed his goals for these sessions, then we talked about upcoming due dates in class. At that point we jumped into the topic for today: comparison of adjectives. He did well with the material and necessitated the appropriate amount of scaffolding by me to grasp it. After two good, solid hours, we agreed his dad would email me about the date and time of the next session. I look forward very much to future sessions with him."
"The student and I had a good, routine session this evening. Her class had recently started the 4th declension, so the first part of our session was spent reviewing the features of that declension. I also shared some tips with her to help her memorize the new forms. From there, she and I tackled some translation. I focused on reviewing case usage and translation. I think that this review will come in handy in the coming weeks, when her class starts learning about the specialized uses of the ablative. We ended our session by discussing the Roman relationship with Greece and Greek history. These cultural and historical discussions seem to help her stay engaged and get through the somewhat arduous work of learning Latin grammar."
"The session went well. We went over the student's homework and translation explaining how to recognize a subject from the verb. We practiced the verbs that she had to translate for homework. She is starting to grasp the concepts of Latin structures. She was pleased with the session."
"The student worked with me on learning his vocabulary words for an English test tomorrow. I helped him write sentences with half of the words, and he wanted to finish these on his own."
"Today was our first meeting of the spring semester. We focused on two subjects that will be the focus on a quiz the student will take tomorrow. First, we studied the vocabulary for the most recent two unit lessons, and we set aside specific time to work on English derivatives. Second, we studied the imperfect subjunctive verb endings, breaking down the formation process into 2 steps. We did several practice paradigms and discussed strategies for the quiz."