Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met and discussed his goals. As he stated, he is moving up to Latin 3 honors and has some catching up to do. I sent him a grammar review packet, which we reviewed for the first 45 minutes--I also gave him some mnemonic devices to help him remember grammar points. He remembers a lot and is quite the budding grammarian!! We spent the last bit of our session reading Latin stories from Stage 24. He did well. He is obviously a motivated, enthusiastic Latin student! Great session."
"We completed an English to Latin translation assignment that focused on subjunctive active and subjunctive passive verbs."
"The student covered some vocabulary worksheets and worked on the first of three stories for his test on Tuesday. Tonight he will review the story we did together, so that the other ones will come naturally."
"Today, we worked on listening skills, first listening to speakers talk about occupations, then practiced speaking by asking and answering questions about the listening activity. In addition to that, we talked about strategies to recall vocabulary, and visited a website to help with it. We then worked on reading skills by reading aloud, and then talking about the content. Prior to the next session, the student will practice the new vocabulary, and we will use it as a springboard for the upcoming activities. She has excellent comprehension."
"Today, we worked on Unit 3. The unit focused on different works of art and how to compare them. We went over numerous exercises comparing different paintings from Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Diego Rivera, and Velazquez. We also learned about the Surrealist movement and how painters use the subconscious, memories, and dreams to create their paintings. We also learned how Diego Rivera's paintings are full of meaning and symbolism. After, we worked on distinguishing between preterit vs imperfect tense. He is doing very well!"
"We corrected and went over a text he prepared for a project he has to present in class. We paid special attention to the concordance between the verb and the subject, especially when this is not clearly visible, as in subordinate sentences. We revised expressions like "sea o no," mixed verb tenses in the past and future, and the use of subjunctive (especially after 'que'). We practiced oral expression, and revised the pronunciation of "z" as /s/."