Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We managed to finish up lesson 3 in the textbook and in the review book. I also made them review their first conjugation endings first. Then, I moved onto their first declension endings, which they will need to know for the next few lessons, because I will be explaining what each ending means, and what cases are. For now, they did a really good job at remembering them and being able to decline other first declension nouns."
"Work completed this evening were as follows: 1) British taxation and restrictive acts social studies worksheet. 2) Science sheet on energy and mineral resources had already been completed in class. 3) He a review of his assigned book, the Book Thief. Before he left the session, I reminded him to bring his math book and papers to the math tutor tomorrow and to bring his novel and Latin book home to use with our session tomorrow evening. I updated him on his grades for all classes and he wants to bring up his math, science and English average back up to where it was at the end of the first six weeks grading period."
"After catching up on what text and formats she is using in class and where they were starting, the student and I worked predominantly on English sentences - identifying parts of speech and basic use of nouns in a sentence (subject, direct object, object of a preposition). Knowing the English grammar will make Latin that much easier. We'll continue to review. From there, we reviewed her vocabulary to practice for the quiz and found derivatives of many of them as a way to make remembering the Latin easier as well as building English vocabulary. She sounds like she will do well in the quiz tomorrow."
"During this session, the student did the usual combination of multiple-choice questions and translations. As usual, he did excellent work. He has demonstrated great improvement in his ability to identify the passive periphrastic construction and tenses in indirect statement, and he continues to have no problem at all with fearing clauses. I recommended that he practice/memorize some of the rules for conditional statements involving the subjunctive."
"First, I checked in on how the student is doing at the start of his new school year. Then, we did a bit of review with some declension and conjugation charts. For the rest of the session, we did parsing and translation practice."
"First, we checked the homework translation I had assigned, and the student had made a few mistakes, so we reviewed them and the grammar behind them. Then, using the workbook, I did a participle review with her, and she can both identify and translate the present, future, and perfect participles correctly. Because she was ready to proceed, I gave her a preview of Chapter 24 (building on previous knowledge) with examples of the ablative absolute form (what it looks like, what it is translated as) and the passive periphrastic with the dative of agent (which we compared to the ablative of agent). She translated a lot by sight yesterday, and I am really pleased with her growing facility and comfort level. I am doing this with her not as an end to itself, but to let her gain confidence in herself, and to help speed up her translating. She has always been a good translator, but I wanted her to get beyond the laborious part."