Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the list for his myth test coming up. It seemed like mostly new material for him. We also touched on his writing assignment. I left him with a few strategies for studying the list and gave him direct instructions on having the writing draft done for our next session."
"The student translated a condensed account of Cicero's ousting of the anti-Republican conspirators, practiced the forms of the Latin to be verb - 'esse,' and did a few sentences from the self-tutoring exercises."
"The student had a test on Tuesday, so we spent the session preparing him for it. Once we had established what the test would cover, he and I reviewed the grammar together. We discussed the meaning and form of participles, and then he filled in a synopsis (grammar and translation) on participles in all tenses and voices, including one verb in each, which we declined in every case and number. At first, we filled in the paradigm together. Then, he completed one while using the other for help, and finally, he completed one without notes. After participles, we covered infinitives using the same method. Infinitives seemed more difficult, but he seemed to become increasingly comfortable with the material. Then, we briefly went back to review participles, where his recall was quite good. For both concepts, we discussed different ways to remember their forms, including breaking them down into parts and using easier forms to recall more difficult ones. Finally, we briefly discussed a few of the translation passages that he believed would be on the test. Before leaving, I wrote two empty paradigms of participles and infinitives for him to fill out on his own as practice. He worked very well this session, and he showed a great deal of improvement. In the future, I would be better able to prepare him for the test with more specific information. Even a clear list of what would be on the test would have helped immensely."