I majored in History at Hamilton College, focusing on American History during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. I wrote my honors thesis on African American education during Reconstruction, and also took classes on the Old South and World Wars I and II. I also took both AP American History and AP European History in high school, so am familiar with the content of those classes and all areas of American History as well.
I was a honors level Classical Languages major at Hamilton College, and took several Classical History courses as part of that major. I focused primarily on Roman History, but also have some experience in Greek History, Greek Philosophy, and Egyptian History. I also studied abroad in Rome for one semester and visited Athens, so I have visited many of the ancient buildings and monuments there. I even wrote my college honors thesis on how characters in Clint Eastwood movies use a similar heroic structure as Achilles in the Iliad, so I can help make the Classics accessible and relevant to you or your student!
I studied abroad in Rome, Italy, for several months and took two years of Italian in college. I also know several similar languages, including Spanish and Latin, so I understand a lot about linguistics, which will help me explain the language to you in a way that is simple and easy to apply.
I majored in Classical Languages with an emphasis in Latin at Hamilton College, and studied Latin for 10 years. I was a TA for Latin I and II, and have tutored through upper level college classes. I have used Ecce and Wheelocks to learn and to teach, but am able to adapt to any textbook you or your student is using. I am happy to reexplain topics, work through extra texts or sentences, and practice vocabulary and pronunciation. For Latin practice, I generally drill concepts and have students work through true texts (Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, etc) to emphasize those concepts.
I am a very good test taker and have practiced organizational techniques to structure my study sessions and keep myself organized throughout the year to ensure that I am in the best possible place. I have taken a few study skills courses and know a bit about techniques that help with memorizing. I also am currently a teacher who works with the multiple intelligences approach, and understand how to work with and help students with various learning styles.