I received this note:
I am having a lot of confusion about Latin.
Basically, I am totally lost.
I am telling you this because I thought you might be able to give me some tips.
I need to figure out where I stopped understanding.
As you may know already I am also doing classical conversations Latin along with your class.
I am pretty lost with that also.
I am getting by with translating sentences because i know the vocab but I don’t really understand the other stuff.
I am doing all the exercises. I don’t think I have had it explained to me very well.
I hope this makes sense.:)
Here is my reply:
I am happy to help you.
I looked back at your previous grades. You were actually doing quite well. I know that probably does not help you with your present struggles, but, you have had some victories.
The last homework assignment I received from you was exercise 183. You scored a 96%
If you were understanding the assignments then, you could always go back to that point and pick it back up. I would be happy to grade your work.
You are also welcome to send specifics you are struggling with. I know you are not alone. I may be able to create videos to help you, or I may be able to point you to other videos that will help.
One last thing. Don’t feel too discouraged. Latin is tough. Henle Latin is boring. That is not a good combination. It could be you. It could be the book.
It took me a long time to “get it” in Latin. I had to read and re-read books. In the end, it all made sense. But, it took a while. Don’t let Latin pull you down. I have seen your work. You are intelligent. It may just take some effort to catch back up.