Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I covered 2nd declension neuter nouns and old material. We covered old vocabulary and created cards for his new vocabulary. The student is a robust learner and fun to work with."
"The student worked on an extra-credit assignment for his Latin class. It involved translation from Latin to English and identification and explanation of literary devices. It also asked for a subjective opinion as to what was happening in the translation."
"The student has his last make-up quiz on Wednesday and so we focused solely on the assignment for that quiz which consisted of translating and identifying case and usage in ten sentences. He seemed quite comfortable with this translating and I was very happy to see him not only catching himself as he made mistakes but also looking back through the sentence and correcting his translation after the fact. He does an excellent job identifying verb tense (even with the trickier third conjugation verbs) and is becoming increasingly adept at recognizing cases of nouns. I have continued to encourage him to use both a given noun's case AND how he chose to translate it into English to help him to identify usage. We covered a variety of cases usages within these sentences including causal and temporal clauses, accusative of extent of time and place to which, indirect object and dative with adjectives, genitive of possession, partitive and objective genitives and even complementary infinitives. There were a handful of constructions we spent some time on just to make sure that he felt confident identifying them on his quiz (e.g. ablative of degree of difference, objective genitive) but overall he did quite well."