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Denis A.

High School Latin and Liberal arts teacher available to tutor

Somerville, MA (02145)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
$50.00
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Hello! I am a recently unemployed Latin and English high school teacher during the year. I left my job because I felt the school I was working for was not concerned enough with helping our students achieve. So, now I want to tutor your child or children!

I have taught in a private high school for three years. During that time, I developed and taught courses for Latin - all four years - freshmen and sophomore English literature, public speaking, and creative writing. Thus I am well-qualified to tutor in those areas, and also in the areas of reading and grammar. I can also help students with essays, be it brainstorming, research methods, or writing.

I have a BA in philosophy and Classical languages and a MA in political philosophy, focusing on the American Revolution and ancient philosophy. I am enthusiastic about history and the other humanities, and I try to integrate all subjects with my students. If need be, I can tutor your student in ancient history or ancient civilization and also American history.

I enjoy tutoring because I can interact with my student at a closer level than in a classroom. In a classroom, I have to teach to 20 students, but with tutoring I can focus on developing a curriculum that fits your child and his or her learning style.

Email me today and we can discuss how I can help your child!

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Denis’s subjects

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American History

I have long had a love and interest in American history, starting all the way back in 8th grade! I received a 5 on the AP American history test, scored in the 99th percentile for the SAT 2 American History subject test, read biographies and autobiographies of Americans regularly, and love touring historic monuments (most recently, the Freedom Trail of Boston).

Bible Studies

I taught a one-semester course twice on the Bible last year, and have taught sections of the Bible in two other classes. Also, I attended St. John's seminary for one year.

European History

I have always enjoyed studying European history, especially the ancient history around the Mediterranean. I especially like discussing important figures in history and how their actions impact us even today.

Government & Politics

Though you should never discuss it in polite conversation, I have a long history of discussing politics not only at the dining room table with my family, but also with fellow grad students in philosophy classes. I am especially interested in American political history, such as why this person became president but not the other, or how politics affects history. I have a MA in political philosophy, so I can elevate political discourse to more than just demonizing your opponents.

Latin

I have a BA in Classical languages and taught Latin for three years at a private high school. I have helped over half of my Latin students earn national awards on the National Latin Exam. Also, I led my school's certamen team to a second-place finish at Classics Day at the College of the Holy Cross.

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Education

Roger Williams University (Philosophy, Classics)

University of Dallas, Irving Texas (Master's)

St. John's Seminary (Graduate Coursework)

Very Special Latin Tutor! Denis has been enormously successful in building my daughter's confidence in her ability to master Latin. With his own impressive expertise, good humor, and a disciplined approach, he has given her assurance about what she learned last year and a positive anticipation of what she will face this year. As a result of this very productive summer, Latin is no longer the dreaded subject that it was thr ...

— Rosenkranz from West Roxbury, MA on 9/13/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

My rate is $50/hour with a one-hour minimum, three-hour maximum. I am willing to tutor more students for an additional $5/hour per student, with groups no bigger than five students.

Travel policy

Denis will travel within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02145.

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