Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a good day today. She felt good about the test Friday, though she has not gotten it back yet. We went over the scansion of lines 1-11 to prepare for next week's recitation, and we read through most of her homework for tomorrow, the introduction of Pyrrhus in book 2. I gave her some background information as well. Good day."
"Today we covered indirect object pronouns. I also explained the present participle since the student needed to understand this in order to do this section. At first she was a bit confused with the structure of the indirect object pronouns in sentences because she was comparing them to reflexive verbs. I explained the difference and after that she understood the lesson much more. After we finished that section she had another optional lesson to work on. Then we had a conversation in Spanish in the past tense. I asked her questions to keep the flow of the conversation."
"In this session, we covered the imperfect tense, which the student is learning in class. We went over the online practice exercises that were provided by the teacher. We covered regular and irregular verbs and discussed when to use the imperfect and preterite. He got a "B" on his midterm. He is gaining a better understanding of which verb form to use in the context of a sentence. He made the correct choices most of the time."
"We prepared a Spanish quarter-final project that the student was worried about. It covered the subjunctive tense. We prepared the necessary materials she needed for the project, as well as discussed the intricacies of this specific tense. We also brushed up on speaking, considering that this would be a oral presentation. I am going to focus on this more in the future, since I noticed that she immediately understands the topic we're discussing once she speaks it. I left her with recommendations for Spanish films and music to listen to so she could become more familiar with the sound of the language."
"I was glad to see today that the student began creating vocabulary lists for the different sections of Cicero that we're covering. Since there is no quiz or test in the upcoming shortened week, we began to discuss how to translate the upcoming section. His ability to sight read the Latin had improved since the previous session. We paid attention in particular to the various ut clauses in the section and how they're translated differently."
"We went through the Controversia story from stage 10 of the Cambridge Latin course. The student did an excellent job with the translation, and he only needed some help with vocabulary, most of which was new to him. He understands Latin grammar very well, and I still very rarely have to explain concepts to him, because he gets them."