Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, we did a lot of review for the student's end of year exam. We discussed the exam from the previous week, where the student felt confident on the grammar portion, but said the translation was difficult. To review, we worked through the declensions, and noted that she didn't have review sheets for the 3rd declension i-stems, for the 4th declension, or the 5th declension. So, we made all of those, offering her the chance to recall what she could of the forms, and then also help solidify her knowledge by writing out the charts. We also reviewed the parts of the verbal system one more time."
"This is actually a compilation of two separate sessions. The student and I had a 30 minute session where we reviewed deponent verbs, and, last night we had an hour long session where we reviewed a translation from Caesar's Gallic Wars about the culture of the Gauls. By the end of each session, the student was translating by sight."
"The student is starting to get his noun endings down! We worked through several passages of reading to prepare for class."
"I started this session by assessing the student's initial knowledge of Latin to help discern what we would need to work on. Along with this, he finished his homework assignment."
"The student and I worked through Chapter 5 of "Millionaire's Dinner Party," which focused on indirect statements. I had him read the Latin aloud and translate the passage sentence by sentence. We spent time discussing the Latin formula for indirect statements and connecting it to English translations. He has a strong grasp of deponent verbs and continues to demonstrate his knowledge of the general translation approach to Latin sentences. We spent the remainder of our time beginning to review for his midterm. Grammar-wise, we reviewed relative clauses, direct questions, and direct commands. We also did a derivative-vocabulary drill with the words in Chapter 1. He struggled the most with vocabulary, so I will compile a list of common words from Chapters 1-5 for him to study. I think He would also benefit from reading the English, and if time permits, the Latin passages not covered by his lessons but included in the book."
"The student did well today. He jumped right into our review for his English and writing final and handled that material well. He practiced voice and linking verbs and demonstrated an understanding of both. We then finished the session with some impromptu Latin translation, on which he did just fine. Great job today! Thanks."