Kelsie’s current tutoring subjects are listed at the left. You
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English writing and composition, parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adverbs, participles, etc.), independent and dependent clauses, syntax, and minutia (e.g., the difference between positive, comparative, and superlative adverbs or adjectives, personal versus reflexive pronouns, etc.).
Reinforcement in grammar, translation, sight reading, composition, scansion, and textual analysis of Latin for beginning to advanced students of any age. Assistance with academic papers and research in the field of Classics, touching on Classical history and art history, historical linguistics, mythology, daily life, culture, and social issues. Textbooks: Cambridge, Oxford, Latin For Americans, Ecce Romani, Latin Via Ovid, Wheelock.
Proofreading papers for spelling, grammar, and syntax, with suggestions for improving diction (vocabulary choices) and clarity of ideas via sentence structure. Assistance with refining or inserting figures of speech which contribute to the subject--running metaphors, similes, synecdoche, etc.
Assistance with expanding one's lexicon, especially in the fields of academic, creative, or professional writing, or for SAT prep. Study basic etymology, learning the Latin roots with which many never before encountered English words can be decoded.
Work through multiple drafts of your academic, creative, and professional pieces, guided by feedback on grammar, syntax, style, and diction. Particular focus on the expression of authorial intent with clarity and precision.