Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session the student and I began by discussing indirect statement, which they have begun working on in class. We covered the concept of this syntax and looked at several sets of examples, working in both English and Latin. When he felt like he had a good grasp on this, we moved on to reviewing declension (noun) endings as we have in our past several sessions. We spent a good amount of time discussing his goals in Latin for this year and beyond, which led into an explanation of why these endings are important - without knowing them, it will be very difficult for him to continue to do well. This talk seemed to motivate him to work much harder on the review. I was pleased with this and we agreed to continue in this vein next week."
"Today, the student and I began running through some of the major grammatical concepts in her study guide, focusing the most on irregular verbs and comparative and superlative adjective formation. Overall, the student feels comfortable with the material, but needs to spend some more time reviewing and memorizing endings. I'm sending her some practice worksheets to work on, and am also sending her some screenshots from our lesson so that she can refer back to what we discussed."
"The student translated two poems of Catullus, the first an expose of the current affairs of his one-time love, the second, a sarcastic hymn in praise of Cicero. Then she did the self-tutoring exercises in the back of the book, and practiced Latin pronunciation."