Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I covered second declension nouns and chapter vocabulary from chapter 6 in our book. He takes to Latin very well. He understands the four principal parts of the verb and can conjugate 1st conjugation verbs in the present active indicative easily. He also has a keen memory as past vocabulary is right at the tips of his tongue. Next week we will begin translations in chapter 7."
"Keeping up a strong streak with translating, the student showed a lot of initiative and connection of concepts in working on his homework tonight, even though it was English into Latin, which is especially difficult. His vocabulary focus should now include learning all four parts of verbs to enable him to use the perfect tenses, but he's doing a good job recognizing perfect forms based on the personal endings."
"Today, the student and I reviewed gerunds and gerundives in depth, discussing examples and different uses. Then, we reviewed participles (present, perfect passive, future active and future passive). We discussed the difference between gerunds and participles and reviewed example sentences for the ablative absolute and passive periphrastic. I am sending along a review sheet for participle forms. For next time, the student should be sure to memorize these forms and their translations. Next session, we will review i-stems and irregulars, and translate a brief passage from Caesar."
"The student and I reviewed an additional ten sight words. She was able to read and identify eight of the ten after completing several activities, including writing the words on flashcards and on paper. We then read part of a book in Spanish. She was able to identify sight words, and sounded out other words in the book. The session ended with a game practicing counting in Spanish. She counted up to 89 with no assistance. She was asked to review the sight words from this session and last session for next week."
"The student and I reviewed for his test tomorrow. He stated that his test is on the verb SER and a vocabulary sheet that he emailed to me. He seemed to have a good grasp of SER during our last session, so we were able to get a little bit more depth regarding how SER is used in a sentence today. I coupled that with a review of half of his sheet of vocabulary words, teaching him how to create sentences that described people using the verb SER. I am seeing him appear more confident in what he knows. His mom indicated that his grade has risen from a D to a B since he began tutoring, which is amazing!"
"The student and I reviewed her homework, and then worked on ordering meals at restaurants. We practiced conjugating the verbs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then we practiced ordering all those meals. We then practiced conjugating, as usual, to keep it fresh in every lesson. I left her with homework to create a menu in English, and translate it into Spanish."