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Elliott P.

Los Angeles, CA

$65/hr

Enthusiastic and experienced tutor for Latin, Ancient Greek

Usually responds in about 7 hours

Enthusiastic and experienced tutor for Latin, Ancient Greek

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Greetings! I'm currently a PhD student in Classics (Latin and Greek literature) at the University of California, Los Angeles. I tutor primarily in Latin and Greek, as well as ancient history more generally, but I'm also qualified to tutor English literature, European history, reading comprehension, and writing - at all levels. Additionally, I can tutor preparations for a number of standardized tests (high school entrance, college entrance, GRE).

My tutoring style combines positive reinforcement with honest assessment. By opening an academic dialogue between myself and the student, I aim to create a learning environment where trial, error, and success can occur readily, all with the intention of building confidence through familiarity with material. Generally, I try to tap a student's already assigned homework as the primary tutoring tool, but I also feel that supplementary materials can have great worth. At the end of the day, results are key. Hence, I'm always re-evaluating my method to achieve the maximum level of success.

My undergraduate degree is from the University of Puget Sound, a small liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington. I graduated summa cum laude, with departmental honors, and received the David A. Lupher Prize in Philology, awarded for prowess in Greek and Latin translation. At a small college I learned the value of teaching - especially, of fostering a close dynamic between teacher and student.

Testimonials

"Makes a difference!"

- Judith, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 3/8/14

"Always excellent!"

- Janette, Carson, CA on 2/7/14
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Language:
Greek,
Latin
History:
Classics
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Public Speaking
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Greek,
Latin, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Classics

My education in Classics (itself a product of my Classical education) began properly while I was an undergraduate at University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. I'm well versed in Roman History, Roman Mythology, Greek History and mythology. I spent a fall quarter at the prestigious ICCS (Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies) Rome program. I'm thus familiar with Rome as a both modern and ancient city, the many small towns of the Italian countryside -- so many forgotten stories in these places. I've yet to tutor a student who isn't my peer in just the broad field of "Classics," but most of my tutoring experience has involved my knowledge of Classical antiquity, productively so.

Greek

My first love is Latin, my second Greek. At least, those are my loves in Academia. Most of my tutoring style for Greek derives from that of Latin, since both languages require students to develop the same broad (but peculiar) set of skills. I've studied Greek formally for 5 years, now at advanced stages as I begin work on my PhD, which is in Classics more broadly. I have deep experience with a variety of Greek prose and poetry authors, as well as ample experience tutoring Greek (Attic, Homeric, Koine), and exposure to a hearty swath of current Greek teaching materials.

University of Puget Sound
Classical Languages
UCLA
PhD

Education

University of Puget Sound (Classical Languages)

UCLA (PhD)

Makes a difference! — We highly recommend Elliott, who has been tutoring our sons in AP Latin this year. He understands the material in depth, is very patient, and has helped our sons improve their understanding of the language and their grades. ...

— Judith, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 3/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I'm open to negotiation, and, if you live outside of my preferred driving radius, I will consider working with you for pay adjusted rates for extra travel.

Travel policy

Elliott will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046.


About Elliott

Greetings! I'm currently a PhD student in Classics (Latin and Greek literature) at the University of California, Los Angeles. I tutor primarily in Latin and Greek, as well as ancient history more generally, but I'm also qualified to tutor English literature, European history, reading comprehension, and writing - at all levels. Additionally, I can tutor preparations for a number of standardized tests (high school entrance, college entrance, GRE).

My tutoring style combines positive reinforcement with honest assessment. By opening an academic dialogue between myself and the student, I aim to create a learning environment where trial, error, and success can occur readily, all with the intention of building confidence through familiarity with material. Generally, I try to tap a student's already assigned homework as the primary tutoring tool, but I also feel that supplementary materials can have great worth. At the end of the day, results are key. Hence, I'm always re-evaluating my method to achieve the maximum level of success.

My undergraduate degree is from the University of Puget Sound, a small liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington. I graduated summa cum laude, with departmental honors, and received the David A. Lupher Prize in Philology, awarded for prowess in Greek and Latin translation. At a small college I learned the value of teaching - especially, of fostering a close dynamic between teacher and student.

Testimonials

"Makes a difference!"

- Judith, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 3/8/14

"Always excellent!"

- Janette, Carson, CA on 2/7/14
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Education

University of Puget Sound
Classical Languages
UCLA
PhD

Education

University of Puget Sound (Classical Languages)

UCLA (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I'm open to negotiation, and, if you live outside of my preferred driving radius, I will consider working with you for pay adjusted rates for extra travel.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046

Elliott’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Language:
Greek,
Latin
History:
Classics
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Public Speaking
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Greek,
Latin, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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