Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started out our session by once again going over the student's memorization review. I had her memorize the 3rd and 5th declensions for last week, but she did not review them since we last met. She struggled with these, so we spent a lot of time going over them in detail and trying to come up with patterns so that she can remember them. After this, we reviewed qui, quae, quod (which she remembered well) and the 1st and 2nd person personal pronouns (which she remembered perfectly). She then turned to an English-to-Latin composition portion of her assignment for this week. She had a bit of a hard time figuring out the proper forms for deponent verbs, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well she handled the rest of the questions. We then turned to her vocabulary instruction for the next section of Cicero's First Catilinarian, in which we looked up and talked about, and practiced the rest of the vocabulary for her lesson. We finished our session by going over the Latin translation for the next lesson. We got through about 4 sentences, and she handled the Latin pretty well. Overall, it was a very productive session."
"We continued reading Pliny's death. This week we focused on Pliny's rescue of the Pompanians. He focused on ablative absolutes, participles, and third declension nouns. I suggested that he review his third declension endings."
"We began our review of the major themes of the three sections of the textbook (Livy, Jason and the Argonauts, and Pliny), and we also focused on translation and identification of subjunctive, gerund, future passive participle, and ablative absolute constructions."