Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a really wonderful session, as always! We spent time on grammar, while always keeping up our rhythm with conversation and writing."
"Today we reviewed the essential verbs that the student needs for his class. Afterwards, we worked on translating an assignment he has that included the verbs to drink and to know."
"The student worked really hard today and showed a good deal of understanding. He's come a long way with the adjective and noun relationship. He also was doing pretty well with the speed translation for the irregular verbs, so he should keep trying to up his high score in that and continually improve. He did a very good job today."
"The student did just great tonight! After we briefly introduced ourselves, we jumped right into reviewing for his Latin final, coming up on Monday. First we reviewed three of the five characteristics of Latin verbs; then we did exercises that tested his command of the grammar points of the four conjugations and the verb "sum," all in the present tense. He showed a strong mastery of this material. We finished up our time together this evening by my directing him to work with the Latin final study page as much as he felt comfortable and to let me know when he did, so that I could check his work. Great job tonight."
"This week, we started reviewing for the student's final exam in Latin, covering some of the concepts on the review sheet he received in class. Since part of the exam is going to be translating a passage from Caesar, which they haven't done too much in class yet, I chose a passage from Caesar's De Bello Gallico and we translated a few sentences, so that he could start getting used to some of the peculiarities of Caesar's style."
"The student is studying relative pronouns in Latin. I asked him to write the relative pronouns on the white board giving all three genders in all cases, singular and plural forms. He then used this chart to do his homework. He had to choose the correct form of the relative pronouns to write complex sentences with relative clauses in place of two simple sentences given in his workbook. We also looked at his next homework assignment due Wednesday, which is prior to our next session. For this assignment he has to copy his intensive pronouns from a page in his textbook and translate three Latin sentences. We were out of time, but he will text me if he needs help translating the three sentences tomorrow. I will review these pronouns on Wednesday at the beginning of his session. I asked him to start reviewing his vocabulary words for both Latin and English. During our Wednesday session, I will quiz him on these words."