Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this lesson we practiced vocabulary and grammar related to TV programming in the conversation format. We practiced describing different TV shows and talking about entertainment preferences and habits."
"We reviewed homework for tomorrow over using subjunctive tense with emotional phrases. We studied this chapter's vocabulary. Then we reviewed from previous chapters to prepare for the final exam and did makeup work from last week."
"The student expressed uncertainty about the differences between preterite and imperfect, so we went over that, then reviewed her new vocabulary on the arts, which she knows very well. She also told me that her poetry recitation went well."
"I helped the student today with her vocabulary list. Most of the words were straight forward, but there were a few tricky ones that I explained to her for a little bit, and gave her some advice on how to remember. After finishing the vocabulary list, I walked her through how to do the present perfect and pluperfect tense in Spanish. I showed her how it worked in English, then slowly went through it with her in Spanish. We did a few example sentences too so that she could remember it more easily, both in English and Spanish."
"This was our first session together, so I spent some time quizzing the student a bit about subjunctive, basic present tense, and other things. We went over her worksheets on the subjunctive, when to conjugate/not conjugate, use the subjunctive, the Preterite, and present tenses, and we reviewed some of her homework together. I would prompt the student to supply the correct answer herself after we had reviewed the concept. She mostly needs practice using these different forms, and getting used to recognizing the situations in which they occur. For the next session I'm going to have some flashcards and quizzes ready for her."
"I saw the student's tests for Chapters 9 and 10. Looking at her responses, it seems like she needs to work on vocabulary, subject/verb agreement, and the declensions of nouns - especially the third declension. We practiced translating a few sentences of her upcoming material, Chapter 12. Then I had her write a short paragraph in English then translate it to Latin. I find that this really forces the brain to think through what cases are being used in English sentences. From what she said during our session, it seems as if she's understanding the structure of English sentences but needs to work on matching the correct Latin form with its case. I recommended that she practice the third declension over the next few weeks and that she begin drilling vocabulary."